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After JNU, a BBC documentary screening at Delhi University; 4 students were detained.

World NewsIndia NewsAfter JNU, a BBC documentary screening at Delhi University; 4 students were detained.

There was a huge drama at Jamia Millia Islamia University in the national capital over the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI quoted the Delhi Police as saying that four students have been detained for allegedly creating a ruckus outside the campus before the screening.

Earlier in the day, students belonging to the left-leaning Students Federation of India (SFI) said they would screen the documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ today at 6 pm.

The Jamia administration has said that the screening of the film will not be allowed without permission. “The University reiterates that no meeting of students or screening of any film will be allowed in the campus without permission. The University will prevent people/organizations with vested interests from disrupting the peaceful academic environment here. Taking all measures”, the university said in a circular.

This comes a day after Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Witnessed ugly scenes The students alleged that they were pelted with stones while they were watching the documentary on their mobile phones as the screening was not allowed by the university administration.

Several university students marched to the Vasant Kunj police station to lodge a complaint against the alleged stone pelters. JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh alleged that workers of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, an RSS-affiliated student body, pelted stones at her.

gave Students Federation of India Kolkata’s Presidency University has sought permission from the university authorities to screen the documentary on January 27 at 4 pm. The documentary was screened by various political organizations in Kerala despite the BJP protesting against it.

The Modi government has widely cracked down on the documentary, calling it a ‘propaganda piece’ and a ‘malicious campaign’. More than 50 tweets have been removed and several YouTube videos sharing the documentary have been removed following government directives.

The Centre’s decision to ban the documentary has been condemned by opposition parties including Congress and TMC. Trinamool MP Mahwah Moitra Shared a link to the second episode of the two-part documentary released in the UK at 9pm yesterday.

“Here’s episode 2 (with buffering delay). Will post another link when they remove it,” he tweeted.


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