New Delhi: Jamia University, one of the premier educational institutions of the country, is once again in the news. Although the people coming out of this university have hoisted flags in the country and abroad, but it has also been associated with controversies. This institution, which started from Aligarh in the year 1920 and later got the title of Central University, is being discussed about a documentary. Actually there is a BBC documentary on Gujarat riots which has been banned by the government. But today the screening was to be held at 6 pm by the student organization present there. Even before that the police force took some students of some organization into custody. Jamia Gate No. Rapid Action Force outside 7 and the rest of the jawans are constantly monitoring the situation. Today we will tell you everything from the establishment of Jamia to the controversy including it.
Jamia in documentary and discussion on Gujarat riots
Students of Jamia Milli Islamia University, one of the most prominent universities in the country, say that they have to watch the BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots. For this, his screening was kept at 6 pm today. The screening of this documentary has been kept at such a time when the central government has banned it and there is a controversy in JNU about it earlier also. Leftist students at Jawaharlal Nehru University screened the documentary despite the ban. After which the atmosphere deteriorated and people watching the documentary alleged that ABVP students forcibly switched off the lights and stone pelting took place.
After JNU, now Jamia has also jumped into this controversy. However, even before the screening, the policemen took some students into custody. After being taken into custody, other students present there also protested. After this no decision has been taken on the screening. The Jamia administration, on the other hand, said that no screening or meeting of students would take place without permission. Let us tell you that there is a plan to show the documentary in Jadavpur University of West Bengal today.
Know the history of Jamia
Born out of the non-cooperation and Khilafat movement for the country’s independence, Jamia University was established in the year 1920 as an institution in Aligarh. Ali Brothers i.e. Mohammad Ali Johar and Shaukat Ali Johar were in the list of founders of Jamia. Its foundation stone was laid by Maulana Mohammad Hasan, a freedom fighter. You will be happy to know that Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi also had an important role in the establishment of Jamia. After 1920, it was brought to Delhi in the year 1925. It was earlier shifted to Karol Bagh in Delhi. After this, in 1935 it was brought to Okhla in Delhi. In 1936 it was shifted to the new campus. All the institutes of Jamia were built here. In the year 1988, Jamia got the status of University from the Institute and since then till now it is established as Central University. Jamia Millia means National University.
At one point it was time to close
Do you know that Jamia, which is famous for its education across the country, once faced financial crisis. Yes, there was a time when the time had come to close Jamia. Then Mahatma Gandhi himself took command to get Jamia out of this crisis. He had then said that he was even ready to beg with a bowl to save Jamia. Rabindranath Tagore and Sarojini Naidu had also praised about Jamia. Rabindra Nath said that it is one of the most progressive institutions of India while Sarojini Naidu said that Jamia has been built by adding straws and after many sacrifices.
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Jamia and the controversy
Raised voice against CAA-NRC
As much as Jamia University is famous for its education, on the other hand it has also been closely associated with controversies. One must remember the controversy over the CAA-NRC law brought by the Central Government. The road to Shaheen Bagh near Jamia was blocked for several months. People of a particular community had blown the bugle against it. The fire of this protest had reached Jamia as well. In December 2019, as soon as the central government brought the bill on CAA-NRC. Voices of protest emanating from the Parliament came out. On December 10, this program on ID of Citizenship ended at 2 pm. After this, a large number of students gathered in the Jamia campus. The protest ended after sloganeering against the bill. It was decided to march to the Parliament on 13 December. Its information was already given on social media. As per the schedule on 13 December, Jamia students marched towards the Parliament in protest with placards in hand. After walking some distance, the group of students was stopped by police and paramilitary forces and lathi-charged. In this clash between the Delhi Police and the students, there was also an allegation that their jawans were also injured. In this, students were detained and some were also injured. After this, you know how this fire of protest against CAA-NRC spread from Delhi to the whole country.
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Police entered Jamia and there was a lot of uproar
CAA-NRC protest was widely seen in Jamia campus. It is about 17th December. Jamia students were accused of violently protesting against the CAA-NRC. Stones were pelted. On Sunday, the police went inside the Jamia campus. The students alleged that the police barged into the library and assaulted the students. Many students got injured. The students told that the police mercilessly attacked us. Broke doors, hit knees and head. A lot of slogans were raised by the students against the VC and the police. It was asked on whose orders the police had entered. The Delhi Police said that the students had indulged in arson and vandalism in protest against the CAA-NRC. After this the police had to take action
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Ruckus still on BBC documentary
Tension continues over the BBC documentary. Police say that they will be released only after the screening time. On the other hand, the members of the students’ union said that the documentary will be screened until the detained students are released. However, it has been decided that there will be no screening of the documentary today. This decision has been taken after SFI detained students.