A group of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) students on Monday organized a screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside the campus.
Hyderabad: A group of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) students on Monday organized a screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside the campus. Student Islamic Organization (SIO) and Muslim Students Federation, popularly known as Fraternity Group, organized a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside Hyderabad Central University. More than 50 students from these groups attended the screening.
ABVP student leader Mahesh said, “We have forwarded the matter to the university authorities and demanded action against the organisers. The group organized the screening inside the campus without permission.”
Police said, “We have received information that some students had organized screening inside the campus, but we have not received any written complaint. If we receive any complaint, we will investigate.”
On the other hand, the students’ union at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) released a poster announcing the screening of the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its office. At the same time, the university officials warned of cancellation of the program or “strict disciplinary action”. The government on Friday directed social media platforms Twitter and YouTube to block links to a documentary titled ‘India: The Modi Question’.
The Ministry of External Affairs has dismissed the documentary as a ‘part of propaganda’ and said that it lacks objectivity and reflects a colonial mindset. However, opposition parties have criticized the government’s move to block access to the documentary.
The JNU administration said in an advisory on Monday that the students’ union had not taken its permission for the event and it should be canceled as it could lead to “disturbance of peace and harmony”.