The controversial two-part BBC docmentary on PM Modi, which talks about the 2002 Gujarat riots and PM Modi’s alleged role, has been banned on YouTube and other social media platforms.
Many Opposition parties and other activists have spoked about the alleged censorship on the documentary and defied the ban on screening it. The Congress party that is in the opposition in Kerala, also decided to screen the film sparking criticism from BJP members in the state.
However, the Congress has faced dissent within the party over the documentary after senior leader AK Antony’s son Anil resigned from the party citing calls to ‘retract’ a tweet wherein he termed the documentary a “dangerous precedent”.
The documentary at Thiruvananthapuram beach was followed by screening at Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata and other cities and subsequent protests by BJP workers. The screening was also held at Jadavpur University in West Bengal without any untoward incident.
On Wednesday, Student outfits Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and the Student Federation of India (SFI) also said they will screen the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kerala.
Violence broke out on Jamia campus in New Delhi on Wednesday over the screening of the BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ in Kerala.’
The Jamia violence took place a day after disturbance on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus when students who were watching the documentary were pelted with stones allegedly by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student wing of BJP.