BBC Documentary Latest Updates: The controversy over BBC documentary in Jamia Millia Islamia University seems to be increasing now. Many students protesting at the University Gate have been taken into custody by the Delhi Police, on whose demand the students are adamant on their release. The students who were protesting after the university administration banned the screening of the documentary, have been taken into custody by the Delhi Police.
Delhi, Punjab and now Kolkata…
After Delhi’s Jamia-JNU and Panjab University, the BBC documentary controversy has reached Kolkata. Students of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) wing at Jadavpur University are about to screen a BBC documentary on the campus. The students of SFI wing have decided to screen the BBC documentary on January 26 at Gate No. 4 of the University at 6:30 pm.
Don’t want any disturbance on campus: Jamia VC
Jamia Millia Islamia’s Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar told news agency PTI that she will not attend the screening of the documentary on the campus. “We don’t want any disturbance in the campus, we want to maintain peace and harmony in the university where students are studying and appearing for exams”.
The matter reached Punjab University
The issue of screening of documentaries has now moved beyond Delhi to Punjab. NSUI started screening the documentary in Panjab University but after half time the university administration stopped it. National Union Students of India (NSUI) has shared a video on its official Twitter account.
.@NSUIChandigarh organized a screenplay of the BBC Modi documentary at Panjab University. The state president and many students watched the truth about democracy killers. pic.twitter.com/8dm9JizzuF
— NSUI (@nsui) January 25, 2023
Screening postponed in Jamia
For the time being, the screening of the documentary has been postponed in Jamia. SFI says that the documentary will not be screened until the detained students are released. Please tell that 7 students of SFI have been taken into custody.
Action can be taken on students
University’s VC Najma Akhtar has said that if necessary, action will be taken against the students who disturb the peace of the university campus. The university administration has not given permission for the screening of the documentary, due to which the students’ protest continues.
student protest continues
Angry students are protesting against the ban on the screening of the documentary by the university administration. Jamia University has its own security wing which handles the students. Some students are still shouting slogans inside the gate while police and security forces are present outside the campus. Neither the students raising slogans are outside the gate nor the police inside.
CRPF personnel increased
More CRPF personnel have been deployed at Gate No. 7 of Jamia, where the protest was started by SFI and Fraternity Movement activists. All the protesters have been taken into custody and others have been removed from the site.
traffic jam outside university
There is a traffic jam outside the university gate. A large number of students have gathered at the university gate to protest against the administration’s decision. Delhi Police has detained many students.
Uproar over documentary screening
The Delhi Police took 4 students into custody after the SFI announced a screening of the documentary at the university at 6 pm today. SFI has also alleged misbehavior with these students and snatching of mobile by security. The documentary is going to be screened at JMI today at 6 pm.
University did not allow
On January 24, the Jamia University administration has issued a circular, citing the order dated August 29, 2022, stating that no student meeting or gathering is allowed inside the Jamia campus. Even there is no permission to assemble at the campus gate. If anyone does this without permission, strict action will be taken against him.
There has been ruckus in JNU as well.
On Monday, January 24, there was a huge ruckus in JNU over the screening of BBC’s documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The JNU Students’ Union had put up pamphlets in the campus regarding the screening of the documentary, after which the university administration had issued a notice banning the documentary screening. Despite this, the students organized the screening, after which a ruckus started in the campus. In the late evening, electricity was cut in the university and there was a clash between different student union groups.
(With inputs from Milan Sharma, Arvind Ojha)