Delhi: JNU students allege stone pelting on campus minutes before screening of BBC documentary on PM Modi

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

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 08:17 AM IST
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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.

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. We have registered a complaint and inquiry has also been started.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) has organised a screening of the documentary inside the premises.

However, JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh was seen distributing QR codes to students gathered at the venue so that they could watch the documentary on their phone.

JNU administration had cancelled the event

Earlier in the day, the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration had cancelled the screening saying they were concerned that it "may disturb the peace and harmony" in the campus.

"It has come to the notice of the administration that a group of students have in the name of JNUSU released a pamphlet for screening a documentary "India: The Modi Question" scheduled for 24th January 2023 at 9:00 pm in Teflas.

"No prior permission for this event has been taken from the JNU Administration. This is to emphasize that such an unauthorised activity may disturb peace and harmony of the University Campus.

"The concerned students or individuals are firmly advised to cancel the proposed programme immediately, failing which strict disciplinary action may be initiated as per the University rules," read the advisory issued by the college administration.

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