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Case against BJP workers for demonstrating at screening of BBC documentary on PM Modi in Thiruvananthapuram

A case was registered against several BJP workers as they were demonstrating against the screening of the controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi in Thiruvananthapuram.

By wasmulhaq 
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Thiruvananthapuram: A case was registered against several BJP workers as they were demonstrating against the screening of the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Godhra riots that took place in 2002 in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.

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The case was lodged for unlawful gathering and creating problems in the movement of traffic. The Youth Congress and the DYFI hosted the screening of the documentary, and the BJP workers started protesting.

Police personnel reached the spot and removed Youth Congress workers from the screening site. However, the BJP workers tried to cross the police barricade at the DYFI screening site in Poojapura. The police had to use water cannons to disperse the protesters. A probe order has been given regarding the unlawful incident. Further investigation has been going on.

Surendran, the Kerala BJP chief, had earlier complained to the chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, asking him not to allow DYFI members to show the controversial BBC documentary.

The complaint said: “The exhibition of the documentary is an effort by foreigners to jeopardise India’s unity and integrity.” In this context, the chief minister must step in immediately. It seems obvious that the purpose of revisiting the regrettable incidents from 20 years ago is to stoke religious conflict.

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In the meantime, at the University of Hyderabad (UoH), a group of students arranged the screening of the BBC documentary on PM Modi on campus, which prompted university officials to seek a report.

 

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