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SFI at Kolkata’s Presidency University plans to display BBC documentary

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SFI at Kolkata's Presidency University plans to screen BBC documentary

Amid the continuing controversy over the propaganda BBC documentary, the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) of Presidency University in Kolkata has moreover sought permission to display the banned documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots on January 27 at 4 pm.

The SFI at Presidency University claimed it had submitted an electronic mail to school officers to order the badminton courtroom on campus, the place the video could be screened on a big display. The college administration has but to react to the request.

#SFI at Presidency University plans to organise open screening of the @BBC documentary India the Modi Question on twenty seventh Jan at 4pm pic.twitter.com/FlSpKdMMBC

— Syeda Shabana (@ShabanaANI2) January 25, 2023

This is after the screening of the propaganda BBC documentary titled “India: The Modi Question” was halted at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia college. The controversy heated up because the JNU administration allegedly reduce energy and web connections on the scholar union’s workplace to cease the unlawful screening of the banned documentary. On January 25, the leftist scholar physique JNU Student’s Union claimed that after the facility provide was reduce, stones have been pelted at them by ABVP as some college students gathered to observe BBC’s controversial docuseries on the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The college students claimed that stones have been hurled at them once they have been watching the documentary on their cell phones because the screening couldn’t be held. ABVP however has refuted the accusations. Moreover, a senior police officer acknowledged that no such incident was reported to the police.

The JNU administration however acknowledged that there was a significant energy line fault that was being mounted. “There is a major power line fault at the university. We are looking into it. The engineering department is saying it will be resolved at the earliest,” the JNU administration mentioned. Notably, the JNU administration had refused to allow the screening and had mentioned that disciplinary motion could be taken if the documentary was screened. Earlier, a case was filed in opposition to the JNUSU for intending to indicate the banned documentary on the JNU campus.

The plan of SFI to display the documentary at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi additionally didn’t materialise after the college administration refused permission for the screening. Several SFI members have been detained by police for a similar.

Last week, India denounced the controversial BBC documentary collection on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, described as a ‘propaganda piece’ designed to push a discredited narrative. “We think this is a propaganda piece designed to push a particular discredited narrative. The bias, lack of objectivity, and frankly continuing colonial mindset are blatantly visible,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned throughout a weekly media briefing.

Apart from JNUSU, many different scholar organizations at completely different universities tried to indicate the BBC documentary. Earlier, Student Islamic Organisation (SIO) & Muslim Student Federation referred to as the Fraternity group at Hyderabad Central University (HCU) organized a screening of the BBC documentary contained in the campus on Monday. More than 50 college students from these teams attended the screening.

Also, the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the ruling CPI(M) in Kerala, has introduced that they may display the controversial documentary on Tuesday night within the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram regardless of stiff opposition from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).