7 detained from Jamia over BBC documentary screening: Stone pelting in JNU; Antony’s son who supported the ban left Congress

The controversy that erupted from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday over the screening of BBC documentary ‘The Modi Question’ reached Jamia Millia Islamia University on Wednesday. So far 7 students have been detained by the police for screening the controversial documentary in Jamia. They are accused of trying to spoil the atmosphere. Screening in Jamia has also been postponed.

They have been detained on the complaint of the Chief Proctor of the University. Jamia’s Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar said that the student organization SFI is trying to spoil the atmosphere of the university campus regarding the screening of the controversial documentary. We will not allow any such work. Action will be taken on any unnecessary act of the students.

Stone pelting took place in JNU on Tuesday night.

Stones were pelted at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) late Tuesday night at students watching this banned BBC documentary. It is not known who pelted the stones. Taking advantage of the darkness, the attackers fled. Earlier, the electricity and internet of the student union office here was shut down on Tuesday night, which was restored late last night. A complaint has been lodged against 25 people.

Some students in JNU were adamant on showing the documentary

Some JNU students were about to screen a banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The administration had appealed to the students not to screen the documentary, but they were not ready to accept it. The JNU administration had told the students that such activities could disturb peace and harmony in the university.

The students did not agree and had planned a screening of the documentary at 9 pm on Tuesday night. JNU Student Union President Aishe Ghosh had shared the QR code to download the documentary on the mobile phones of the students. The documentary was being shown on this.

Today’s 3 big updates…

The screening of the BBC documentary could not be held at Jamia Millia Islamia University on Wednesday at 6 pm. SFI has postponed it after the arrest of the students.

TMC leader Mahua Moitra shared the link of the second episode on Twitter despite the BBC banning the documentary.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also raised questions on the banning of BBC documentary. How can a documentary affect the sovereignty of our nation, he asked?

Supreme Court has given clean chit to PM Modi.

The SIT was constituted by the Supreme Court regarding the 2002 riots in Gujarat. The committee did not find the hand of Narendra Modi in the riots. The SIT had said that no evidence was found against Modi. In June 2022, the Supreme Court accepted the clean chit given to Modi by the SIT as correct.

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