2023-01-25 08:28:02

JNU: India university tense over screening of BBC's Modi documentary

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Tensions flared up at one of India's best-known universities over the screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his role in the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Students accused officials at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) of cutting off power and internet supply to stop Tuesday evening's screening.

University officials have not commented on the allegation yet.

India has said that the BBC documentary lacks objectivity and is "propaganda".

It has invoked emergency laws to block the documentary on YouTube and Twitter.

The JNU administration had earlier asked the students' union not to hold the screening, as it could "disturb the peace and harmony of the university campus".

Although the power cut prevented the public screening, student leaders distributed QR codes to people and asked them to stream the video on their laptops and phones.

There was a heavy police presence on campus. A BBC Hindi reporter who was there said while students were watching the documentary, stones were thrown at them by "a group of 20-30 people". Students say they have filed a police complaint.

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