A large number of police forces are deployed around Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University before 6 pm on Wednesday.
The entry gate of the university is closed and no student is being allowed inside. A large number of police forces are deployed on both sides of the road, including Vajra vehicles.
SFI, a student organization affiliated with the Communist Party of India, had announced a screening of the PRESS24 NEWS documentary India: Modi the Question at 6 pm. The organization had also issued posters regarding this.
The documentary screening was to be held at the university’s MCRC lawns, gate number eight. The university administration has not given permission to show the documentary. Although the screening could not be done till the news is written after 6 pm, but the deployment of police force outside the campus remains.
Earlier on Tuesday, during the screening of PRESS24 NEWS documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), students who watched the documentary were pelted with stones and the students marched to the JNU gate and shouted slogans.
PRESS24 NEWS Hindi went inside the university and also inspected the place where it is to be shown. At present, there is complete peace inside the campus. Only a few children of the count are visible.
The security guard present there said, “You cannot stand here. There is a rumor that the documentary will be shown, no film is being shown anywhere.”
Delhi Police has also detained some students who organized the event to screen the documentary.
‘Jamia has been turned into a military zone’
Alfoz, a Jamia student associated with the Fraternity organization, says, “Jamia has been made a military zone. Anti-riot force has been deployed. At present, 10 people have been confirmed who have been detained, where they have been taken to the police.” Not giving.”
“Among those taken into custody is one Divya Tripathi, who is from NSUI. Basheer, National Secretary of Fraternity Movement, Aziz and Nivedia from SFI. These five students were detained from the road in the morning itself.”
Abdul, a student of Jamia, said, “The government is attacking our freedom. After watching the documentary, we ourselves will decide how it is and how it is not. What is the government so afraid of?
Jamia student Marhaba says, “After two o’clock even those children who were not involved in the screening were not allowed inside. Even though the film was not shown, there was no riot, yet the children were detained.
What to fear from students? When this university was formed, it was the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and Zakir Hussain. He too had built this university by disagreeing with the British.
PRESS24 NEWS has made a two episode documentary called – India: The Modi Question. Its first episode aired in the UK on 17 January. The second episode aired on 24 January.
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The first episode traces Narendra Modi’s early political career as he rises in the Bharatiya Janata Party to become the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
The documentary is based on an unpublished report obtained by the PRESS24 NEWS from the British Foreign Office. In this documentary, questions have been raised on the death of at least 2000 people in the 2002 violence in Gujarat when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister.
The British Foreign Office report claims that Modi was ‘directly responsible’ for creating an atmosphere of violence in Gujarat in 2002.
PM Modi has always denied the allegations of being responsible for the violence. But the British diplomat who wrote the report for the British Foreign Ministry has been spoken to by the PRESS24 NEWS and he stands by the conclusion of his report.
The Supreme Court of India has already acquitted Prime Minister Modi of any involvement in the Gujarat violence. Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a press conference on the question related to this documentary, “Let me make it clear that in our opinion this is a propaganda piece. Its purpose is to present a kind of narrative which people have already rejected.” Have done.”
On this, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said, ‘This documentary has been described by many people associated with the government as propaganda and inspired by colonial mentality, while PRESS24 NEWS says that it has been prepared according to PRESS24 NEWS’s editorial standards after thorough investigation. Is.’
Earlier, students at Hyderabad Central University and some campuses in Kerala have screened the documentary, while student unions in several other university campuses have announced plans to organize mass viewings of the video.
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