JNU cuts-off power, stops internet to stop screening of 'Documentary' on PM Modi

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University students plan to screen a banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • However, both power and electricity went out in the Students' Union office
  • The JNU administration had not given permission for the screening

24 Jan 2023

Jawaharlal Nehru University students' plan to screen a banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening was knocked for a six as both power and electricity went out in the Students' Union office. The screening of the documentary was set to begin at 9 pm and the students had planned to go ahead with it despite the disapproval of the administration.

The JNU administration had not given permission for the screening. It had even said that disciplinary action will be taken if the documentary is screened. But the students insisted that the screening would not violate any rule of the university, nor would it spoil communal harmony.

Yesterday, the film was screened at Hyderabad University following which the ABVP members raised complaints. Meanwhile, the Internet Archive, a US-based repository of webpage archives and media uploads by users around the world, has taken down a widely circulated upload of the first episode of the BBC’s The Modi Question, the documentary that was ordered off of YouTube and Twitter by the Union government.

This item is no longer available,” a message on the upload reads. “Items may be taken down for various reasons, including by decision of the uploader or due to a violation of our Terms of Use.


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