The Government of India had banned the BBC documentary claiming Narendra Modi’s involvement in the Gujarat riots, but on January 27, Delhi University students screened the documentary on the campus against the government’s move.
New Delhi: Two students, including a Congress youth wing leader, have been banned by Delhi University (DU) for a year for attempting to screen a banned BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots.
india.com According to , the students facing the ban have been identified as Lokesh Chugh, a PhD scholar from the Department of Anthropology and Ravinder from the Faculty of Law.
As per the March 10 release, students will not be allowed to appear in any examination during this period.
News agency PTI quoted an official as saying that six more students were also given “less severe” punishment for their alleged involvement in the January 27 event. However, the officials did not say what punishment has been given to these six students.
“We have banned two students and given less severe punishment to six students. We have also called the parents of many students. More action can be taken in the coming days.
The release said, ‘Participating in the screening of the banned BBC documentary is indiscipline on the part of Lokesh Chugh.’
The release read, ‘Based on the recommendations of the committee, taking cognizance of the above indiscipline shown by Lokesh, the disciplinary authority has decided to impose the punishment of banning him from appearing in any university or college or departmental examination or examinations for a period of one year. ‘
Do you know that BBC’sIndia: The Modi Question‘ It was told in the documentary that in the investigation of Gujarat riots conducted by the British government (which has remained unpublished till now), Narendra Modi was found to be directly responsible for the violence.
Along with this, there was talk of tension between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Muslims of the country. It also examines claims regarding his role in the large-scale communal violence in Gujarat in the months of February and March 2002, which claimed over a thousand lives.
The second episode of the two-part documentary talks about the violence against Muslims and the discriminatory laws brought in by Modi’s government at the Center after he came to power – especially after his re-election in 2019. In this, Modi has been described as ‘extremely divisive’.
On January 21, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Center banned the social media platforms Twitter and YouTube.Documentary titled ‘India: The Modi Question’ Was instructed to block the links of. Meanwhile, there was controversy over the screening of the documentary on campuses in various states of the country.
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