JNU Cancels Screening of BBC Documentary on PM Narendra Modi, Says it might ‘Disturb Peace’ | India Information

New Delhi: Amid a row over the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 2022 Gujarat riots, the Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) has warned college students its screening, saying that such “unauthorized exercise” could “disturb peace and concord” of the college campus. The college administration additionally warned strict motion will probably be taken in opposition to the scholars who defy the order and display the controversial documentary, which has been already banned by Centre.

The warning from the celebrated college got here after a gaggle of scholars launched a pamphlet for the screening of the documentary on Tuesday. In accordance with an advisory issued by the JNU administration, college students representing the identify of Jawaharlal Nehru College College students` Union haven’t sought permission for the screening of “India: The Modi Query”, the BBC documentary, from the administration.

The JNU advisory additional acknowledged that such “unauthorized exercise” could “disturb peace and concord” of the College campus. “It has come to the discover of the administration {that a} group of scholars have within the identify of JNUSU launched a pamphlet for screening a documentary/film “India: The Modi Query” scheduled for twenty fourth January 2023 at 9:00 p.m. in Teflas,” the advisory mentioned.

“No prior permission for this occasion has been taken from the JNU Administration. That is to emphasise that such an unauthorized exercise could disturb peace and concord of the College Campus,” it added.

The administration suggested the people to cancel the screening warning of strict motion in opposition to them upon the non-compliance with the advisory. “The involved college students/people are firmly suggested to cancel the proposed programme instantly, failing which strict disciplinary motion could also be initiated as per the College guidelines. This points with the approval of the Competent Authority,” it mentioned.

It could be recalled that final week, the Centre denounced the controversial BBC documentary sequence on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, describing as a `propaganda piece` designed to push a discredited narrative.

“We expect this can be a propaganda piece designed to push a selected discredited narrative. The bias and lack of objectivity and admittedly persevering with colonial mindset are blatantly seen,” Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned throughout a weekly media briefing.

The MEA spokesperson added that the documentary is a mirrored image of people which are peddling this narrative once more. In the meantime, in a robust response to the BBC documentary, greater than 300 eminent Indians, together with retired judges, bureaucrats, and armed forces veterans signed an announcement slamming the British nationwide broadcaster for exhibiting “unrelenting prejudice” in the direction of India and its chief.


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