Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad authorities on Tuesday sought a report on a complaint that a group of students had organized a screening of a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots on the campus three days ago, a university spokesperson said.
In a Facebook post under the banner “Fraternity Movement-HCU Unit”, the students said they organized the screening of the documentary. “India: The Modi Question”. A makeshift memorial at a shopping complex in Vallawada on January 21 in memory of Dalit research scholar Rohit Vemula, who committed suicide in his hostel seven years ago alleging caste discrimination on campus.
A university spokesperson said on Tuesday that the student group had not sought permission from authorities before screening the documentary on January 21.
“Normally, they have to inform the dean of student welfare and the head of the security wing of the university for any such activity. But the group did not seek any such permission and went ahead with the screening,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added that the registrar of the university sought a report from the dean of student welfare and security wing on the screening following a complaint by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members.
“However, there was no law and order issue after the screening of the documentary. Everything is normal and peaceful,” the spokesperson said, adding that the university has not registered any complaint with the police.
Pranav, the ABVP leader at the university, did not respond to calls and messages seeking his comment.
gave The central government on Saturday Social media companies and video-sharing service YouTube have ordered the removal of a British Broadcasting Corporation documentary that criticized the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was chief minister of Gujarat when communal violence killed more than 1,000 people. . People – mostly Muslims – after a Muslim mob allegedly torched a train carrying Hindu pilgrims.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed the documentary as “propaganda”, saying the film reflects bigotry and colonialism. “Bias, a lack of objectivity and, frankly, a persistent colonial mindset are evident. If anything, this film or documentary is a reflection of the agency and individuals who are reproducing this narrative.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the Fraternity Movement, which organized the screening of the documentary, said its units in other universities would also screen the film. “When power is trying to hide the truth, it is our duty to raise the voice of truth and facts,” Shamsher Ibrahim, the group’s national president, said in a Facebook post.