On Thursday, two factions SFI and ABVP organised a BBC documentary on PM Modi and film The Kashmir Files, respectively, on the campus of Hyderabad University.
Hyderabad: On Thursday, two factions at the University of Hyderabad– the Students Federation of India (SFI) and RSS-affiliated ABVP–organised a BBC documentary on PM Modi and the controversial film The Kashmir Files, respectively, on campus.
The screening of a BBC documentary on PM Modi was successfully hosted on the occasion of Republic Day, with more than 400 students turning up to watch a controversial two-part series produced by the BBC, the SFI said. The ABVP became angry over the screening and registered a police complaint.
To counter SFI’s act, ABVP hosted the screening of The Kashmir Files on the university campus on the same day.
The registrar of the university claimed everything passed peacefully; no untoward incident took place on the campus during the screening. Although ABVP claimed that their men were manhandled by security officials on campus.
The government had ordered the social media platforms last week to block the screening of a BBC documentary that is related to the Gujarat riots that occurred in 2002, when PM Modi was the chief minister of the state.
The Ministry of External Affairs has made it clear that the documentary is a “propaganda piece” that is baseless and has a colonial mindset. In fact, the opposition parties have lashed out at the government’s decision to block the documentary as censorship.
In the exuberance of youth, student bodies and youth wings of opposition parties announced their intentions of screening the documentary at college campuses in various states.