BBC Documentary Row: Sec 144 Imposed At Delhi University, Ahead Of NSUI Call For Screening Documentary
Delhi Police on Friday imposed Section 144 at the Faculty of the Arts at Delhi University in wake of a call by NSUI-KSU for the screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read further on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday imposed Section 144 at the Faculty of the Arts at Delhi University in wake of a call by NSUI-KSU for the screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A large number of security personnel have also been deployed outside the Faculty of Arts.
The BBC documentary has created a fresh row in the country after the government, earlier this month, denounced it and described it as a "propaganda piece" that is designed to push a discredited narrative. The government also pulled down the BBC documentary 'India: The Modi Question' from various social media platforms including Twitter and Youtube.
The row further deepened after JNUSU members allegedly faced a "deliberate" power outage, while they were screening the impugned BBC documentary at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in the national capital.
The documentary leads to opposition attacking the government on freedom of speech despite the government terming it as a 'propaganda piece'.
Earlier on Wednesday, 13 students were detained after some students tried to create a ruckus outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University over the screening of a BBC documentary.
The Delhi Police said the university administration did not allow the screening of the BBC documentary in campus.
(with ANI inputs)