BBC documentary on Modi: Students from Delhi University's Arts faculty detained for trying to screen film; WATCH

BBC documentary on Modi: Students from Delhi University's Arts faculty detained for trying to screen film; WATCH

One of the Delhi Police official was also assaulted on camera and he can be heard saying "Don't hit me, you cannot hit me."

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, January 27, 2023, 07:48 PM IST
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BBC's Modi documentary row: Students from Delhi University's Arts faculty manhandled, detained; WATCH | ANI

New Delhi: Visuals emerged from Faculty of Arts at University of Delhi wherein students were seen being dragged and taken into Delhi Police vans for wanting to screen a BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi in the campus. The police has detained few members of the students' wing of Bhim Army. One of the Delhi Police officials was also assaulted on camera and he can be heard saying "Don't hit me, you cannot hit me."

Provisions under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) are imposed outside the Faculty of Arts at Delhi University in the wake of a call by NSUI-KSU for the screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A large number of security personnel have also been deployed outside the Faculty of Arts.

Students allege "deliberate" power outage

The BBC documentary has created a fresh row in the country after the government, earlier this month, denounced it and described it as a "propaganda piece" that is designed to push a discredited narrative. The government also pulled down the BBC documentary 'India: The Modi Question' from various social media platforms including Twitter and Youtube.

The row further deepened after JNUSU members allegedly faced a "deliberate" power outage, while they were screening the impugned BBC documentary at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in the national capital.

The documentary leads to opposition attacking the government on freedom of speech despite the government terming it as a 'propaganda piece'.

Earlier on Wednesday, 13 students were detained after some students tried to create a ruckus outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University over the screening of a BBC documentary.

(with ANI inputs)

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