Jadavpur college present BBC documentary ; Hyderabad screens “Kashmir Information.”

Many establishments in India held screenings of the BBC documentary “India: The Modi Query” regardless of the nationwide authorities dismissing it as “propaganda,” together with Hyderabad College, JNU and Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi, Punjab College, and so on.

Some college students who need to present the controversial BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots are met with warnings from college officers, energy outages, Wi-Fi disruptions, police detentions, and retaliatory screenings of The Kashmir Information by the RSS scholar arm ABVP.

Regardless of the nationwide authorities condemning it as “propaganda” and a mirrored image of a “colonial mindset,” College students Federation of India (SFI) organizations organized screenings of the BBC movie “India: The Modi Query” at Jadavpur and Puducherry Universities. The Kashmir Information, which exhibits how militancy pushed many Kashmiri Pandits to desert the Valley in 1990, was screened by the ABVP, which rejects the accusations, as a part of a counterattack plan in some establishments.


In response to stories, neither the police nor the college’s administration interfered with the screening at Kolkata’s Jadavpur College.

In response to Sandip Nayak, a senior member of the group, information company PTI beforehand reported that the All India College students’ Affiliation (AISA), one other Left-leaning group, additionally determined to broadcast the video on the Jadavpur College campus on Friday.

To indicate the documentary at Presidency College within the West Bengal capital on Friday, the SFI, the scholar wing of the Communist Get together of India (Marxist), has additionally requested permission. In response to Moitreyo Sarkar, one of many organizers, the documentary can even be proven on February 1 by members of Presidency College’s visible arts group.


The CPM-backed SFI had made plans to indicate the BBC film within the night in Pondicherry College’s dorms identified at Puducherry College. The Wi-Fi connection failed earlier than the occasion, and the scholars held the college administration accountable. After that, over 300 college students from varied dormitories gathered on the college’s Gender Gate to view the documentary on computer systems and cellular hotspot-enabled smartphones. A number of ABVP members started sloganeering because the gathering received underway. There was a struggle after some time.

The documentary was blocked by the Heart final week for a number of YouTube movies and Twitter posts that contained hyperlinks to it, so the occasion was held as a number of Left-wing organizations both deliberate or confirmed it.

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13 Jamia Millia Islamia college students who have been detained in Delhi on Wednesday for allegedly inflicting a disturbance exterior the college hours earlier than the BBC documentary’s exhibiting have been freed on Thursday, in line with the police. The documentary, nonetheless, was not proven.


At Shanghumugham seaside in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) offered a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Anil Antony, a senior Congress chief and the son of former Kerala Chief Minister A Ok Antony, has backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in response to the contentious BBC collection, stating that it “undermines our sovereignty.” When Kerala Congress was on the point of present the BBC collection within the state, he used Twitter to specific his disdain for the present. Anil tweeted, “Regardless of important variations with the BJP, I imagine these (in India) putting views of the BBC, a state-sponsored channel with a historical past of (alleged India) prejudices, and of Jack Straw, the architect of the Iraq battle, over (Indian) establishments are setting a harmful precedent, will undermine our sovereignty.


In response to PTI, the SFI in Hyderabad organized the documentary’s exhibiting on the College of Hyderabad on the identical day that the ABVP, the scholar arm of the RSS, screened one other divisive film, “The Kashmir Information,” on campus. An earlier exhibiting of the BBC documentary on January 21 on the college campus was organized by the Fraternity Motion on UoH’s campus with out prior notification or authorization, which prompted the college administration to request a report on the incident to take the mandatory measures.

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