New Delhi: Delhi police on Wednesday arrested at the least 4 college students for allegedly making a row outdoors Jamia Milia Islamia University right here over the proposed screening of the controversial BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots . Security has additionally been tightened outdoors the distinguished college forward of the screening of the BBC documentary, Delhi police stated. The Central Reserve Police Force has been deployed outdoors the college after a dispute broke out earlier at Jawaharlal Nehru University over the screening of the documentary.
Four college students have been arrested for allegedly making a row outdoors Jamia Milia Islamia University in the course of the screening of the BBC documentary in the present day. Delhi Police — ANI (@ANI) January 25, 2023
The Left Affiliated Students Federation of India (SFI) earlier introduced that it’s going to display screen the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Jamia Millia Islamia campus at 6 p.m.
A poster was additionally posted by SFI’s Jamia unit on this regard, following which the school authorities took word of the difficulty and issued a discover with orders, violation of which might lead to motion.
The poster acknowledged that the documentary could be screened at 6 p.m. on the garden gate of MCRC No. 8. The college administration, nevertheless, stated that no permission had been searched for the screening of the documentary and ” we won’t allow it.”
The administration of Jamia Milia University issued a press release saying, “The University reiterates that no student meetings or film screenings will be permitted on campus without permission. The University is taking all measures to prevent people/organizations with an interest in destroying the academic atmosphere here.”
The University reiterates that no scholar conferences or movie screenings can be permitted on campus with out permission. The college takes all measures to forestall individuals/organizations with an curiosity from destroying the peaceable educational environment right here. Jamia Millia Islamia pic.twitter.com/zWnkQwVSP1
— ANI (@ANI) January 25, 2023
When contacted, a Jamia official stated, “They didn’t ask permission for the screening and we won’t allow the screening. If the students go out of their way to do something, measures strict will be taken against them.”
The screening at Jamia campus comes a day after an identical screening was held at Jawaharlal Nehru University wherein college students claimed electrical energy and web had been reduce off and stones had been thrown at them .
This comes after the ruckus over the documentary screening at JNU. JNU authorities on Tuesday reduce off the facility provide to the scholar union workplace to forestall the documentary from being screened. The Internet connection on campus was additionally interrupted. Sources additionally reported stone throwing between members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and leftist college students.
The two-part BBC documentary, which relies on an investigation into features of the 2002 Gujarat riots, has been branded by the Foreign Office as a “propaganda piece” that lacked objectivity and mirrored a “colonial state of mind”. Last week, the Center ordered the blocking of a number of YouTube movies and Twitter posts sharing hyperlinks to the documentary.
“We believe this to be a propaganda piece designed to promote a particular discredited narrative. The bias, lack of objectivity and frankly lingering colonial mindset are plainly visible,” stated the External Affairs Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi throughout a weekly press briefing on January 19. The MEA spokesperson added that the documentary is a mirrored image of people who’re peddling this narrative once more.