Uproar in JNU over showing controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi, stones pelted, internet shut down

25 Jan, 2023

JNU BBC Documentary: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has once more turned into a battlefield. The screening of the controversial BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi caused quite a stir late on Tuesday night in JNU. The university management, according to the students, allegedly turned off the electricity and internet connection. Following which everyone started using their smartphone to watch the documentary. On the other side, the university administration claims that the power supply was disrupted because of a technical issue, which is currently being fixed. There have also been allegations of students throwing stones at one another.

Uproar in JNU over BBC documentary

A section of students in the campus claimed that the stones pelted over them was done by Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parisad (ABVP), which was strongly denied by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated student body. Later at night the students protesting were heard raising slogans of ‘nqlaab Zindabad’ against the university administration and went on to file a FIR.

As reported by PTI a JNU administration member stated “"There is a major (power) line fault at the university. We are looking into it. The engineering department is saying it will be resolved at the earliest."

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