‘Could disturb peace in College’: JNU cancels screening of BBC documentary on PM Modi

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BBC documentary controversy: Amid the controversy that erupted following the discharge of a documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jawaharlal Nehru College on Monday cancelled the screening of the identical, citing the documentary may hamper the legislation and order scenario within the campus.

This got here three days after UK-based media, BBC launched a documentary- “India: The Modi Query”. The documentary, which is now banned in India, is allegedly primarily based on the Gujarat riots and the position of then Chief Minister Narendra Modi. 

Prior-permission not taken

In accordance with the school authority, the” screening of ‘India: The Modi Query’ was scheduled for January 24 by a bunch of scholars. It stated that the scholars weren’t taken prior permission for the screening of an “unauthorised” documentary.

“It has come to the discover of the administration {that a} group of scholars have within the identify of JNUSU launched a pamphlet for screening a documentary/film “India: The Modi Query” scheduled for twenty fourth January 2023 at 9:00 p.m. in Teflas,” the advisory stated.

“No prior permission for this occasion has been taken from the JNU Administration. That is to emphasise that such an unauthorized exercise might disturb the peace and concord of the College Campus,” it added.

The administration suggested the people to cancel the screening warning of strict motion towards them upon the non-compliance with the advisory. “The involved college students/people are firmly suggested to cancel the proposed programme instantly, failing which strict disciplinary motion could also be initiated as per the College guidelines. This points with the approval of the Competent Authority,” it stated.

MEA calls it ‘propaganda piece’

Earlier final week, India condemned the documentary collection on PM Modi and described it as a ‘propaganda piece’ designed to push a discredited narrative. “We predict this can be a propaganda piece designed to push a specific discredited narrative. The bias and lack of objectivity and admittedly persevering with colonial mindset are blatantly seen,” Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated throughout a weekly media briefing.

Earlier on Saturday, the College of Hyderabad (UoH) confirmed the primary episode of the documentary to almost 200 college students on campus. Subsequently, a probe will probably be initiated on receiving a written criticism, stated police officers. 

(With inputs from company)

Also Read: UK petition demands independent probe into BBC series on Modi’s role in 2002 Gujarat riots

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