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Attempt Made To Screen BBC Documentary On PM Foiled: Jamia Vice Chancellor

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It It was a minor incident that was exaggerated.” she said.

New Delhi:

Jamia Millia Islamia University vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar today said that the varsity “Completely foiled” the attempt made by some students to organise a screening of the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Nothing It happened at our university. A failed attempt was made, but it was utterly foiled. Whatever What happened was what happened on the streets. It This was not a serious incident. Our It was a wise idea to take precautionary steps.” Ms Akthar told ANI.

On Wednesday 13 students of the university were detained for creating a ruckus over organising a screening inside the campus of the controversial documentary on PM Modi. Delhi Police said the university administration did not allow the screening.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the university administration said that some students belonging to a political organisation (SFI) have circulated a poster about the screening of the documentary. The administration also warned of strict action against the organisers of the film.

“It University administration learned that some students of a political organisation (SFI), have circulated posters about the screening of controversial documentary film today on university campus. The The university administration issued an earlier memorandum/circular which reiterated that students cannot meet/gather on campus or screen any film without permission from the competent authority. If this is not granted, strict disciplinary action will be taken against the organizers.” the administration said on Wednesday.

It also stressed that the university is taking all possible measures to prevent people/ organisations “Possession of a vested right” to destroy the peaceful academic atmosphere of the university.

On Wednesday, Delhi Police detained protesters who were sloganeering outside Jamia Millia Islamia. Students from a left-wing student organisation were also detained.

According to the police, the commotion took place after the Students Federation of India (SFI), the youth wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) announced that it will organise a screening of the controversial documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi titled ‘India: The Modi Question.’

The action was initiated at the request of the Chief Proctor of the University after the students had announced the screening of the documentary on the campus at 6 pm.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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