The ongoing controversy over the screening of BBC documentary in JNU has reached Jamia Millia Islamia University. Jamia’s student organization SFI has announced the screening of this documentary at 6 pm today. After this announcement, the police has come on alert. Police force has been deployed by closing all the gates of the university. Along with this, the police is interrogating two to three students in custody. On the other hand, politics has also heated up due to this controversial BBC documentary on Gujarat riots. However, an uproar has arisen even before this documentary was shown in the university.
Actually the matter is that the screening of BBC documentary banned in India was done in JNU campus, after which the controversy had arisen. Meanwhile, the screening of the BBC documentary has been announced in the Jamia campus as well. Now there has been an uproar even before the screening in the university. The students claimed that even before the screening, the police took three students into custody from gate number eight of the campus. After this the students started a ruckus in the university. The screening is being organized by the student body SFI. After the uproar, a sword of doubt hangs over the screening of the documentary on campus.
Ruckus after screening of documentary in JNU campus
Even after the administration banned the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, a group of students first pasted posters regarding the screening of the documentary in the entire campus. After this, on Tuesday late evening, a group of students watched the documentary banned by the government on mobile. By late night two groups of students had clashed, after which the students alleged that stones were pelted at us during the screening. The power to the university was cut off. Now the investigation of this matter is going on.
Political tussle started over the documentary
Political mercury has also reached its peak due to the uproar over the banned documentary. Some leaders have given their support to the documentary and some have also opposed it. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said how a (BBC) documentary can affect the sovereignty of our nation. Banning the documentary by the Center is an unnecessary act. We can ignore it. Further, the MP says that our sovereignty and national security is not something that can be easily influenced by a documentary.
On the other hand, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan said that when India took over the presidency of G20, why was the time chosen to bring this documentary? This documentary is coming from that source. The one who said at the time of our independence that India is not yet capable of preserving its independence.