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Excessive drama ensued on the Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) campus over the deliberate screening of the BBC documentary on PM Modi. College students alleged that stones had been pelted whereas the administration minimize the ability provide on the campus.

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 25, 2023 03:36 IST

Stone pelting, campus blackout, police complaint: How JNU students' screening of BBC series on PM Modi turned out

After the blackout, the scholars watched the documentary on their cellphones and laptops. (Picture: ANI)

By India Today Web Desk: Defying the college administration’s order, a bunch of scholars at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) went forward with the plan to display the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Whereas the JNU administration minimize down the electrical energy on campus to forestall the screening, the scholar group gathered and watched the documentary on their cellphones and laptops.

In the course of the blackout, the scholars, most of whom had been from the Left-wing College students Federation of India (SFI), claimed they had been pelted with stones. The scholars protested and marched to the Vasant Kunj police station to file their criticism.

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Here is all that occurred

  • On Monday, posters surfaced in JNU campus by JNU College students’ Union (JNUSU), asserting the screening of the BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Query’ at 9 pm on Tuesday within the scholar physique’s workplace. The JNU administration mentioned disciplinary motion could be taken if the documentary was screened.

  • Nevertheless, the scholars opted to go forward with the screening on the determined time. The JNU administration minimize off the electrical energy on the campus at round 8.30 pm to forestall the screening. The JNUSU shared hyperlinks of the documentary with college students and requested them to collect to observe it on their cellphones and laptops.

  • College students claimed stones had been pelted on them whereas they had been watching the documentary on their telephones. Nevertheless, the individuals who allegedly pelted stones on the college students couldn’t be recognized as there was no electrical energy on the campus.

  • The College students’ Federation of India (SFI) blamed the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for the stone pelting. The scholar group launched an announcement and mentioned folks continued watching the documentary regardless of the assaults.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru College College students’ Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh mentioned college students will block the college gates if the Delhi Police doesn’t intervene. She added that it was unsafe for the scholars to return to their hostel with out electrical energy on the campus.

  • After the police mentioned that authorized motion would solely be taken in the event that they obtain a criticism from any scholar teams contained in the college, the scholars began marching in direction of the Vasant Kunj police station to file a proper criticism.

  • College students’ protest ended at Vasant Kunj Police Station after a criticism was filed. The criticism acknowledged that 25 miscreants had been concerned within the stone-pelting incident. The police additionally arrived on the campus late night time.

    On Wednesday morning, a criticism shall be submitted to the JNU administration additionally.

  • Just a few hours after the JNU administration shut down the electrical energy on the campus, the ability was restored.

  • The BBC documentary titled ‘India: The Modi Question’ focuses on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s and his then state authorities’s response to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

  • The Centre just lately ordered YouTube and Twitter to take down hyperlinks sharing the BBC documentary. Officers mentioned it has been discovered to be “undermining the sovereignty and integrity of India” and has “the potential to adversely impact” the nation’s “friendly relations with foreign states” and “public order within the country”.

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