Delhi: PFI students detained in Jamia University ahead of BBC documentary screening; security beefed up

Amid the high voltage drama over the BBC Modi Documentary screening controversy at JNU, the documentary is all set to be screened in the Jamia University. The screening was scheduled to be conducted today at 6 pm.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 02:55 PM IST
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Delhi: PFI students detained in Jamia University ahead of BBC documentary screening; security beefed up |

Delhi: PFI members were detained in Jamia University ahead of BBC documentary screening on Wednesday. The students were detained on the grounds that they manhandled the police officials.

Four students have been detained for allegedly creating a ruckus outside Jamia Milia Islamia University over the screening of the BBC documentary today," Delhi Police

The students of Jamia University have announced a protest at 4 pm today. The security there has been beefed up as a precautionary measure to avoid chaos.

Screening of BBC documentary was scheduled for today 6 pm

Amid the high voltage drama over the BBC Modi Documentary screening controversy at JNU, the documentary is all set to be screened in the Jamia University. The screening was scheduled to be conducted today at 6 pm.

Chaos at JNU after power cut, minutes before documentary screening

The power connection to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus was abruptly cut down minutes before the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Modi, said several students taking to Twitter Tuesday night. The students also claimed that the stones were hurled at them on the campus, and a complaint to the police has been made in this regard.

As per reports, the internet connection to the offices of student union leaders was also disrupted.

Students protested alleging stones were pelted during the screening

The JNU students protested outside a police station in Vasant Kunj after they marched there, claiming stones were pelted during the screening of a banned BBC documentary on PM Modi.

"We filed a complaint, and police assured us they'll be immediately looking into the incident. We gave the name & details of all the persons involved. As of now, we're calling off the protest. We'll also file a complaint at the JNU Proctor office," JNUSU President

The Delhi police, however, clarified that no FIR has been filed yet.

Controversy surrounding BBC documentary

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently ran a two-part series criticising PM Modi's term in office as Gujarat's Chief Minister during the riots of 2002.

On Friday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued directions to YouTube and Twitter to block the multiple videos of the first episode and the posts containing its links. The social media platforms have complied with the demand, according to reports.

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