Delhi University: A student body of Delhi University has announced the screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Modi on the campus today. It is feared that the BBC documentary controversy may create stir in Delhi University (DU) as well. The DU administration has confirmed that they have taken precautionary measures to prevent any such screening and protests called by student organisations.
Congress’s student wing National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Bhim Army and several other student organizations have called for a screening of the BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ outside the Arts Department in North Campus this evening.
Join For the BBC Documentary Screening of “India : The Modi Question”
Tomorrow at 5PM ,at Art’s faculty gate no 4, Delhi University
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Let us tell you that the BBC documentary has been banned by the Central Government. Meanwhile, student bodies and youth wings of opposition parties have announced to organize screenings of the documentary in college campuses in various states, defying the Centre’s directive.
On Tuesday, students of Jawaharlal Nehru University claimed that the university administration had cut off electricity and internet to stop the screening of the documentary. At the same time, the screening student organization had alleged stone pelting during the screening. He had said that he was attacked by ABVP members while watching the documentary.
Following this, 13 students were detained at Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday for allegedly organizing a screening of a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots. He was later released.