New Delhi: Several students were detained and Section 144 under CrPC was imposed outside the Faculty of Arts at the University of Delhi in the wake of a call by NSUI-KSU for the screening the BBC documentary series on the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
The Bhim Army Student Federation said that it will hold the screening at 5 pm outside the Arts Faculty in the North Campus of the University of Delhi. Earlier in the day, Delhi University proctor Rajni Abbi said the varsity will not allow BBC’s documentary to be screened on campus.
“We have written to Delhi Police regarding this. They will take action. Proper police deployment would be done. We cannot allow such a screening,” Abbi said, adding, “We have received information that NSUI is planning to screen this documentary at the Arts faculty… No permission has been sought for it.
We will not allow such behaviour.”Notably, the Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday became the centre of a chaos after SFI’s plans to organise the screening of the documentary were thwarted by the university and the police.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) also witnessed a similar ruckus and protests over the screening of the series on earlier Tuesday.It is to be noted that the government had recently directed social media platforms to block links to the documentary titled “India: The Modi Question”, with the External Affairs Ministry trashing it as a “propaganda piece” that lacks objectivity and reflects a colonial mindset.