New Delhi: There has been news of an uproar over the screening of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s documentary at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), located in the capital Delhi. The JNU Students’ Union is adamant about the screening of this documentary. Actually, the government has banned this documentary made on PM Modi. Security has been increased in JNU after the ruckus.
internet and power failure
According to information, some students of Jawaharlal Nehru University were planning to screen the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening, but both internet and electricity went off at the student union office. In such a situation, the students saw it on their cellphones and laptops. In the evening a fight broke out between two groups of students. After this the protest march was started by the student union.
Delhi: Uproar over screening of BBC documentary in JNU
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Screening done without approval
The screening of the documentary was scheduled to begin at 9 pm and the students had planned to watch it without permission from the administration. The JNU administration refused to allow the screening. The university administration had even said that disciplinary action would be taken if the documentary was screened, but the students insisted that the screening would not violate any university rules nor disturb communal harmony. After a late evening blackout, they retreated to a cafeteria inside the campus, where they watched documentaries on their cellphones and laptops.
stone pelting started
While the students were watching the documentary, some stones started throwing at them from behind the bushes. Following this, members of the JNU Students’ Union took out a protest march, raising slogans against the BJP and the ABVP. Students’ Federation of India president Aishe Ghosh alleged that the administration was responsible for the blackout. The government had asked Twitter and YouTube to remove the controversial BBC series on PM Modi. The Indian Foreign Ministry has banned the dissemination of this controversial documentary, but it was shown in many countries of the world. The Ministry of External Affairs has said that this clearly shows the bias and lack of objectivity and the continuing colonial mindset.