Screening Of Documentary On PM Modi By BBC: Electricity Internet Suspended In JNU

The Left Wing and the JNU administration are at loggerheads over the controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi being shown at Delhi’s Jawharlal Nehru University.  

Stone pelting took place between the two student groups late on Tuesday night. Despite the university administration’s refusal, the JNU president claimed that the screening of the documentary would take place under any circumstances. 

A screening of the documentary was announced at JNU on Tuesday night at 9 pm. Meanwhile, electricity and internet service have been suspended in the JNU campus.

The atmosphere in the JNU campus has deteriorated due to the screening of the documentary. 

A large number of women and men police personnel in plain uniform are deployed in the campus. 

According to the sources, if the screening of the controversial documentary is done and the complaint is received by the police, then an FIR will be registered.

The BBC documentary was to be screened at 9:00 pm in the JNU campus, but at around 8:30 the lights suddenly went off in the entire JNU campus. 

On this JNU PhD research student Vivek said, “It is very wrong to cut electricity in the entire campus like this. Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi scared of screening? Last time also electricity was cut in JNU, due to which there was a blackout. Chaotic elements from outside entered JNU and fought. In this whole matter, JNU administration is responsible for the students whose studies will suffer after the lights are cut off”.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Monday sparked a fresh controversy when the students’ union released a poster announcing the screening of controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its office. 

The university authorities had threatened to cancel the program or face strict disciplinary action.

At the same time, the government on Friday directed social media platforms Twitter and YouTube to block links to the documentary titled India: The Modi Question. 

The Ministry of External Affairs dismissed the documentary as part of propaganda and said that it lacks objectivity. It reflects a colonial mindset. 

However, opposition parties have criticized the government’s move to end access to the documentary.

The JNU administration said in an advisory on Monday that the students’ union has not taken its permission for the programme. The screening should be cancelled. Because this can disturb peace and harmony.

In its advisory on Monday, the university said, “It has come to the notice of the administration that a group of students in the name of JNUSU has planned to screen a documentary or film (titled) India: The Modi Question on January 24, 2023 at 9 pm at TEFLAS.”

A poster has been released for. The university said that no prior permission has been taken from the JNU administration for this event, so the concerned students are advised to cancel the program , otherwise disciplinary action will be taken.

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