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BBC Film Screening In Delhi’s Jamia University. 4 Students Detained

Police have detained four students at Delhi’s Jamia University for spoiling the atmosphere by announcing the screening of BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

This action has been taken on the complaint of the Chief Proctor. 

According to the police, the security of Jamia University has been tightened regarding the incident.

Amidst the uproar, all the gates of Jamia University have been closed. Students are not being allowed to enter inside it.

Jamia students had said that they would show BBC’s documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’. 

But Jamia University refused to allow them. 

However, the students remained adamant on showing the documentary at gate number-8 at 6 pm today. The university issued a notice to the students.

Despite the notice issued by the Jamia administration, the banned and controversial documentary of BBC was being organized at MCRC lawns at gate number-8 at 6 pm on Wednesday. 

Jamia University had not given permission regarding this.

After this, security has been tightened in Jamia. Meetings and gatherings are not allowed in the lawn and at the gate. At the same time, strict disciplinary action has been said against the organizers.

A documentary based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tenure as Gujarat chief minister during the 2002 riots has been banned, with the government asking social media companies to remove it. 

The opposition has criticized the move.

PM Modi’s government has termed the documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ as a ‘propaganda piece’. 

It has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the Gujarat riots investigation. Last year, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal against its acquittal in a case related to the murders.

In 2002, a coach of a train carrying pilgrims was set on fire in Godhra, Gujarat, killing 59 people. 

After this, more than 1,000 people were killed during three days of violence in the state. 

It is alleged that the government deliberately did not take adequate measures to stop the riots that started.

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