13 college students, detained for organising a screening of a controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Godhra riots on the Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday, haven’t been launched by police but, the Scholar Federation of India claimed.
There was no quick response from the Delhi Police to the declare made by the Left-backed scholar’s physique on Thursday.
The federal government had not too long ago directed social media platforms to dam hyperlinks to the documentary titled “India: The Modi Query”. The exterior affairs ministry has trashed the documentary as a “propaganda piece” that lacks objectivity and displays a colonial mindset.
Scores of scholars had been detained on Wednesday as they gathered exterior the college gate to protest in opposition to the detention of 4 College students Federation of India (SFI) members hours earlier than the proposed screening of the documentary.
Whereas police launched a majority of the detained college students on Wednesday night, 13 are nonetheless in detention, the SFI claimed.
The screening of “India: The Modi Query” was introduced by the SFI on Wednesday. The scholar’s outfit had stated the documentary could be screened on the MCRC garden gate quantity 8 at 6 pm on Wednesday.
Of the 13, 4 — SFI Jamia Unit secretary Azeez, SFI South Delhi Space vice chairman Nivedya, and SFI models members Abhiram and Tejas — had been detained on Wednesday morning, it alleged, including that they’re all college students of the Jamia Millia Islamia.
“4 college students had been detained on Wednesday morning. Its been over 24 hours since they’ve been detained. The remainder had been detained later within the night,” SFI Delhi committee secretary Pritish Menon.
The college on Wednesday grew to become the centre of a kerfuffle after SFI’s plans to organise the screening of the controversial BBC documentary had been thwarted by the varsity and town police.
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