Communist Party This is India (Marxist)’s student wing Students Federation This is India (SFI) requested permission to screen the BBC documentary India: The Modi Question At Kolkata’s Presidency University On Friday.
“We sent an email to the university authorities [on Tuesday] seeking permission to book the badminton court of the university to screen the documentary. The university authorities have not responded yet,” said SFI’s Presidency University Chief of unit Anandarupa Dhar.
Another Section of the students plans on screening the documentary February 1 at the university’s AK Basak auditorium.
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The The government considers the film to be a threat the country’s sovereignty, its relations with other countries, and the public order.
The Documentation is crucial Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role during the riots. Modi was the chief minister Gujarat when sectarian violence claimed the lives of over 1,000 people— mostly Muslims—after a train carrying Hindu Pilgrims were allegedly burned by a Muslim mob.
SeparatelyA group of 302 ex-diplomats, bureaucrats and judges signed an open letter denouncing the film. “motivated charge sheet against our leader, a fellow Indian and a patriot”.
Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU). Tuesday Students were accused of being pelted by stones following a power failure on campus that prevented the screening. They Administration was blamed for the outage.
The students’ alleged power was deliberately cut and marched to the Vasant Kunj Police Station, looking for a First Information Report The incident.
Several The screening organizers provided a link so that students could watch the film from their smartphones and laptops. Police They reported no violence.
Santishree PanditAccording to the JNU VC, an electrical outage occurred in some areas of campus due to a major fault on the line.
JNUSU announced the screening Monday even as the administration warned of strict disciplinary action since the union did not seek the authorities’ permission for the event.