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Jaishankar speaks to British foreign secretary Cleverly on bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday spoke to his British counterpart James Cleverly focusing on various aspects of bilateral ties and India's G-20 presidency. The phone conversation came ahead of the British foreign secretary's likely visit to India to attend a meeting of the G-20 foreign ministers on March 1 and 2. Received a call from UK Foreign Secretary @JamesCleverly. Reviewed our bilateral relationship and discussed the agenda of India's G20 Presidency, Jaishankar tweeted. It was the first phone conversation between Jaishankar and Foreign Secretary Cleverly after a controversy broke out over a two-part BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots. India dismissed the documentary as a propaganda piece saying it is designed to push a particular discredited narrative. It is understood that the implementation of a 10-year roadmap between India and the UK to bolster the ties in diverse areas figured in the phone conversation. However, it is not known whether ...

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 8:43 pm

VCK screens Tamil version of banned BBC documentary on PM

Chennai: VCK founder-leader Thol Thirumavalavan has said that the politics of hate practiced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be opposed. On the occasion of the screening of the Tamil version of the BBC documentary on the Prime Minister at the party headquarter Ambedkar Thidam on Sunday, Thirumavalavan said that Narendra Modi reached the top Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 6 Feb 2023 8:46 pm

AMU SUDENTS CHANTED NARA-E-TAKBEER ALLAH-HU-AKHBAR; PRAISED BBC DOCUMENTARY IN MEMORANDUM

There is no stop to anti-India activities in Aligarh Muslim University, on February 3, 2023, the students of AMU staged a protest against the suspension of students who had raised Islamic supremacist slogans on Republic day in the campus. Islamic slogans like Nara-e-Takbeer Allah-hu-Akhbar were chanted by students during the demonstration and they demanded the Continue reading AMU SUDENTS CHANTED NARA-E-TAKBEER ALLAH-HU-AKHBAR; PRAISED BBC DOCUMENTARY IN MEMORANDUM The post AMU SUDENTS CHANTED NARA-E-TAKBEER ALLAH-HU-AKHBAR; PRAISED BBC DOCUMENTARY IN MEMORANDUM appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .

Our Voice WeRIndia 6 Feb 2023 4:20 pm

The book against Hindus, targets Modi-Yogi, aims to make India an Islamic nation, PFIs connection to BBC

New Delhi: A shocking incident of hatred against Hindus comes to light where a book consists of theories to make India an Islamic country. According to the information, The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Body (ATS) has made a sensational disclosure regarding the radical organization Popular Front of India (PFI), which is working on a conspiracy to make India an Islamic country. A charge sheet filed against 5 fundamentalists of banned organization PFI, ATS stated that their intention was to make India an Islamic country by 2047. According to reports, Muslim youths were being instigated by taking names of leaders like PM Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. A book full of Hindu hatred has been recovered from the fundamentalists. Maharashtra ATS had filed the charge sheet on Thursday (February 2). As per reports, ATS has seized a book titled '365 Days: Through a Thousand Cuts' from the mobiles of these radical PFI members. The book states that conditions have changed for Muslims in India since PM Modi came to power in 2014. According to a paragraph of this book, 'From the very next day of Modi became the Prime Minister of India, all the evil forces came to the fore. The people who spread hatred started spewing venom. They all feel that India has become a Hindu nation. PFI's BBC connection: This book consists of hatred against Hindus. It also mentions PM Narendra Modi and the 2002 riots in Gujarat. Modi was the CM of Gujarat at the time of the riots. The propaganda that PFI is doing about the Gujarat riots and PM Modi, exactly the same things have been shown in the controversial BBC documentary. Therefore it can be a big conspiracy against India, in which terrorist organizations, fundamentalist organizations like PFI and foreign and leftist media are conspiring against India together. The Supreme Court of India has given a clean chit to PM Modi in the Gujarat riots case. At the same time, a case is also going on against Teesta Setalvad, a Congress close aide, for fabricating fake evidence against PM Modi regarding the Gujarat riots. It is alleged that Teesta fabricated evidence against the then CM Narendra Modi by taking money from Congress in order to destroy his government. Along with this, many other Hindu leaders including CM Yogi, Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Giriraj Singh have also been mentioned in this book seized by ATS. The book also exposes the links between PFI and its political wing Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). SDPI is listed as the publisher in this book. However, SDPI has never accepted its links with PFI. However, it is considered to be the political branch of PFI itself. In the charge sheet, ATS has informed that PFI was radicalizing Muslim youth by inciting them in the name of religion to make India an Islamic state. The arrested fanatics had also organized meetings in several districts of Maharashtra involving Muslim youth. Explain that Maharashtra ATS and National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested 21 people associated with PFI while conducting raids in September 2022. Out of these, 5 accused were held from Mumbai. These 5 accused were identified as Mazhar Khan, Sadiq Sheikh, Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Momin Mistry and Asif Hussain Khan. All of them were arrested on charges of indulging in illegal activities and waging war against the country. Now WhatsApp food delivery facility for railway passengers Ricky Kej won his third Grammy Award, dedicates his award to India Khelo India: Shauryajit Khaire gunning for gold in Mallakhamb

News Track 6 Feb 2023 3:11 pm

Tamil version of banned BBC documentary on PM Modi screened at VCK headquartersin Chennai

The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi organised a screening of the documentary, which is about the Gujarat violence in 2002, on Sunday evening; VCK president Thol. Thirumavalavan said that PM Modi had reached the top through politics of hate

The Hindu 6 Feb 2023 12:39 pm

BBC documentary on Gujarat riots an international conspiracy: Dr ... - First India

BBC documentary on Gujarat riots an international conspiracy: Dr ... First India

Google News 5 Feb 2023 12:24 pm

BBC Documentary Row: Supreme Court refuses to stay ban on the Gujarat documentary - Organiser

BBC Documentary Row: Supreme Court refuses to stay ban on the Gujarat documentary Organiser

Google News 4 Feb 2023 11:00 am

SC notice to Centre, seeks its reply on pleas against ban on BBC documentry, next hearing in April

New Delhi, Feb 3 Supreme Court in its order on Friday issued notice to the Centre and asked it to file its detailed reply on a PIL filed by veteran journalist, N Ram, TMC MP, Mohua Moitra, and others challenging the order to take down their tweets with links of the contentious BBC documentary. Issue []

Kashmir Media Watch 3 Feb 2023 6:13 pm

Ban on BBC documentary: SC issues notice to Centre

Ban on BBC documentary: SC issues notice to Centre

The Times of India 3 Feb 2023 5:09 pm

This actress showed her daughter's face after PC, fans showered love

The year 2022 brought a lot of happiness for TV's famous actresses Debina Bonnerjee and Gurmeet Choudhary. The couple became parents twice last year, with Debina giving birth to her first daughter on April 3 and her second daughter on November 11. Now Debina and Gurmeet have shown the cute face of their daughter Divisha to the fans. Netizens are showering lots of love on seeing the pictures of Debina's little angel. Recently, Debina Banerjee has shared two cute photos on her Instagram account. Debina Banerjee wrote in the caption, 'This is our magical daughter Divisha. Good vibes and blessings always.' In the first picture, Divisha is seen wearing a white frill frock, the little angel's look is completed by a cute floral hairband. In this picture, Debina and Gurmeet are seen kissing Divisha. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Debina Bonnerjee (@debinabon) In the second picture, Debina Banerjee is seen sitting in a cinderella dress with younger daughter Divish in her lap. Gurmeet is posing with elder daughter Liana in his lap, looking at Debina. Netizens are showering lots of love on this cute family of Debina and Gurmeet. Everyone is pouring their hearts out over Debina Banerjee's picture. Govt's big gift to the general public, details inside... Blocking of BBC documentary: SC issues notice to Centre Give preference to other categories than general also, says Law Minister on collegium system

News Track 3 Feb 2023 2:52 pm

Govt's big gift to the general public, details inside...

New Delhi: The Central Government has made a big announcement to provide relief to the common man from the rising prices of wheat. The government has decided that flour will now be available at government outlets like Kendriya Bhandarat a lower price. The flour will be available at Kendriya Bhandar at a price of only Rs 29.50 per kg. This flour will be of Bharat Atta brand. Let us tell you that the rising prices of flour were reviewed by Food Secretary Sanjeev Chopra, after which this decision has been taken and instructions have been given to increase the supply of flour. The Food Secretary also said that flour will also be delivered to the people through mobile vans. It will be arranged. According to the Food Secretary, the name and price of flour will have to be written in bold. From February 6, NCCF and NAFED will also sell flour at this rate. It may be noted that the central government has reserved 3 lakh tonnes of wheat flour to cooperative societies, government PSUs, and federations like Kendriya Bhandar, NAFED, and NCCF at the rate of Rs 23.50 per kg. Bharat Atta can be sold at a maximum price of Rs 29.50 per kg at government outlets. It is noteworthy that the Food Secretary met Kendriya Bhandar, NAFED, FCI, and NCCF. Thereafter, he decided that these institutions would lift up to 3 lakh metric tonnes of wheat from FCI depots. Then this wheat will be converted into flour. After this, the flour will be sold to consumers at Rs 29.50 per kg through different retail outlets and mobile vans. Blocking of BBC documentary: SC issues notice to Centre Give preference to other categories than general also, says Law Minister on collegium system 'Baba Ramdev should first read about Islam and then..', Why did Maulana get angry?

News Track 3 Feb 2023 2:41 pm

Are you planning to buy Gold-Silver? First check the price here...

Today, on February 3, 2023, there has been a fall in the prices of gold and silver in the Indian bullion market. The price of gold is beyond 58 thousand rupees per 10 grams. At the same time, the price of silver is more than 69 thousand rupees per kg. At the national level, the price of 10 grams of 24-carat gold of 999 purity is Rs 58,013. While silver of 999 purity is Rs 69,745. According to the India Bullion and Jewelers Association, on Thursday evening, 24-carat pure gold was Rs 58,882 per 10 grams, which has come down to Rs 58,013 this morning. Similarly, both gold and silver have become cheaper on the basis of purity. According to the official portal ibjarates.com, the price of 10 grams of gold of 995 purity has come down to Rs 57,781 this morning. At the same time, gold of 916 purity has become Rs 53,139 today. Apart from this, the price of gold of 750 purity has come down to 43,509. At the same time, gold with 585 purity has become cheaper today and has come down to Rs.33,937. Apart from this, one kg of silver of 999 purity has become Rs 69,745 today. How to check prices while sitting at home:- Let us tell you that you can easily find out these prices sitting at home. For this, all you have to do is give a missed call on this number 8955664433 and a message will come to your phone, in which you can check the latest price. Let us tell you that if you want to check the purity of gold, then for this an app has been introduced by the government. With the 'BIS Care app', customers can check the purity of their gold. Blocking of BBC documentary: SC issues notice to Centre Give preference to other categories than general also, says Law Minister on collegium system 'Baba Ramdev should first read about Islam and then..', Why did Maulana get angry?

News Track 3 Feb 2023 2:31 pm

SC issues notice to Centre on pleas against blocking BBC documentary on PM Modi

SC issues notice to Centre on pleas against blocking BBC documentary on PM Modi

The Times of India 3 Feb 2023 1:46 pm

Supreme Court directs govt to produce original records relating to decision to block BBC documentary on Gujarat riots - The Tribune India

Supreme Court directs govt to produce original records relating to decision to block BBC documentary on Gujarat riots The Tribune India

Google News 3 Feb 2023 1:42 pm

SC issues notice to Centre on PILs against BBC documentary on Gujarat riots - The New Indian Express

SC issues notice to Centre on PILs against BBC documentary on Gujarat riots The New Indian Express

Google News 3 Feb 2023 1:04 pm

BBC documentary on PM Modi: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on PILs

A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and Justice M M Sundresh issued notices to the government and others on the pleas filed by veteran journalist N Ram, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan

Mid Day 3 Feb 2023 1:01 pm

Supreme Court to hear challenges BBC Documentary on PM Modi ban

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will today take up the appeals challenging the centres decision to block the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots. The lead appeal was filed by Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, veteran journalist N Ram and lawyer Prashant Bhushan, seeking a direction to restrain the [] The post Supreme Court to hear challenges BBC Documentary on PM Modi ban appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 3 Feb 2023 9:18 am

SC to hear plea against ban on BBC documentary on Gujarat riots on Friday - The Siasat Daily

SC to hear plea against ban on BBC documentary on Gujarat riots on Friday The Siasat Daily

Google News 3 Feb 2023 8:10 am

Supreme Court to hear plea against ban on BBC documentary on Gujarat riots on Friday - The Tribune India

Supreme Court to hear plea against ban on BBC documentary on Gujarat riots on Friday The Tribune India

Google News 2 Feb 2023 11:28 pm

ABVP seeks action against students for screening BBC documentary at Patiala varsity

A day after a banned BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots 2002, 'The Modi Question', was screened by Punjab Student Union and others on the campus of Punjabi University here, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) sought legal action against those who managed to screen the documentary.

The Times of India 1 Feb 2023 9:50 am

Karnataka Congress to screen BBC documentary on PM Modi in Mysuru on Wednesday - Times Now

Karnataka Congress to screen BBC documentary on PM Modi in Mysuru on Wednesday Times Now

Google News 31 Jan 2023 11:47 pm

Karnataka Congress to exhibit controversial BBC documentary on Modi - Daijiworld.com

Karnataka Congress to exhibit controversial BBC documentary on Modi Daijiworld.com

Google News 31 Jan 2023 8:27 pm

Ktaka Congress to exhibit BBC documentary

Ktaka Congress to exhibit BBC documentary Karnataka Congress stated on Tuesday that it will screen the banned BBC documentary, India: The Modi Question in the premises of its office in Mysuru city. Mysuru: Karnataka Congress stated on Tuesday that it will screen the banned BBC documentary, India: The Modi Question in the premises of [] The post Ktaka Congress to exhibit BBC documentary appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 31 Jan 2023 5:47 pm

BBC documentary on Gujarat riots screened at Punjabi University, Patiala, ABVP objects - The Tribune India

BBC documentary on Gujarat riots screened at Punjabi University, Patiala, ABVP objects The Tribune India

Google News 31 Jan 2023 9:01 am

Tamil Nadu: BJP, Congress clash over screening of controversial BBC documentary in Nagapattinam | Watch - India Today

Tamil Nadu: BJP, Congress clash over screening of controversial BBC documentary in Nagapattinam | Watch India Today

Google News 31 Jan 2023 8:52 am

BBC documentary row: 7 DYFI men arrested in Tamil Nadu's Jaihindpuram

Seven party members were arrested citing it as a preventive measure against screening the documentary, said T Selva Raj, district secretary of DYFI.

The New Indian Express 31 Jan 2023 7:30 am

MCH students see BBC documentary after super's 'no'

Students at three institutes screened the controversial BBC documentary in Kolkata on Monday. Around 150 MBBS students of Medical College Hospital Kolkata (MCHK) sat through the screening of 'India, The Modi Question', while another 200 at Aliah University's Park Circus Campus attended the screening

The Times of India 31 Jan 2023 5:35 am

SC agrees to examine plea against ban on BBC documentary on ... - Punjab News Express

SC agrees to examine plea against ban on BBC documentary on ... Punjab News Express

Google News 30 Jan 2023 6:43 pm

SC agrees to examine plea against ban on BBC documentary on Gujarat riots - OTV News

SC agrees to examine plea against ban on BBC documentary on Gujarat riots OTV News

Google News 30 Jan 2023 5:56 pm

The BBC documentary controversy

The BBC documentary is not about the 2002 riots. It is about an individual and his culpability that never was. After years of investigations and charges, the man was found not guilty again and again....

The Times of India 30 Jan 2023 4:40 pm

BBC documentary: How ABVP stalled the screening organised by SFI unit of Andhra University - EdexLive

BBC documentary: How ABVP stalled the screening organised by SFI unit of Andhra University EdexLive

Google News 30 Jan 2023 1:24 pm

SC to hear PILs on BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots next week - ThePrint

SC to hear PILs on BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots next week ThePrint

Google News 30 Jan 2023 12:30 pm

SC agrees to hear plea challenging govt's move to ban BBC series next week

A petition filed by advocate ML Sharma called the ban on the BBC documentary titled 'India: The Modi Question' malafide, arbitrary and unconstitutional.

India Today 30 Jan 2023 11:57 am

Supreme Court agrees to hear PILs on BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots - The Tribune India

Supreme Court agrees to hear PILs on BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots The Tribune India

Google News 30 Jan 2023 11:47 am

SC agrees to examine plea against ban on BBC documentary on Gujarat riots - The Siasat Daily

SC agrees to examine plea against ban on BBC documentary on Gujarat riots The Siasat Daily

Google News 30 Jan 2023 11:42 am

DMK to take on BJP-led Union govt over BBC documentary, Adani during Budget session - The News Minute

DMK to take on BJP-led Union govt over BBC documentary, Adani during Budget session The News Minute

Google News 30 Jan 2023 10:25 am

DMK to take on BJP-led Union govt over BBC documentary, Adani during Budget session

Politics Chairing a meeting of party MPs, party president and Chief Minister MK Stalin advised them to debate with firmness in Parliament on Tamil Nadu related key issues, among others. PTI Facebook The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is all set to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led union government in the Parliament's Budget session over the controversial BBC documentary, the Hindenburg Research's report on Adani group and a host of other issues. Chairing a meeting of party MPs, party president and Chief Minister MK Stalin advised them to debate with firmness in Parliament on Tamil Nadu related key issues, the controversy over the BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat violence and the losses to investors following the Hindenburg Research's report on the Adani group. Stalin also told DMKs parliamentarians to voice the party's views on efforts aimed at 'altering' the basic features of the Constitution that result in unnecessary opinions of some including Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, who questioned the Constitution's basic structure doctrine. Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju had described the collegium system as being something 'alien' to the Indian Constitution. He had said that it was a matter of grave concern that certain portions of sensitive reports of the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing were put in public domain by the Supreme Court collegium. Days ago, he said intelligence officials work in a secret manner and they would think twice in future if their reports are made public. A DMK press release said that the party discussed the important issues to be debated during the Union Budget session. Seeking exemption for Tamil Nadu from National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) by getting Presidential assent for a Bill passed by the Assembly in this regard, implementation of the Sethusamudram Ship Canal project, and attack on fishermen by Sri Lanka are among the Tamil Nadu specific issues that would be taken up by the DMK. The Union Budget will be presented in Parliament on February 1, the last full-fledged budget of the Modi government before the 2024 general elections.

The News Minute 30 Jan 2023 10:25 am

Cong candidate will win Erode bypoll

The president of the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi, Jawahirullah, said that the Congress candidate for the Erode East Assembly constituency, E V K S Elangovan, would win the by-election. He said that this would set the tone for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Jawahirullah said that the Dmk was surging ahead with its social welfare programmes, while the AIADMK had lost its course and was struggling to announce a candidate for the by-election. The BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots mentioned Jawahirullah as one of the leaders of the riots.

The Times of India 30 Jan 2023 8:33 am

Banned BBC documentary screened in Bengaluru for the first time

The invitation did not mention the name of the documentary. It was only after the screening that AISA shared images of the screening on their social media sites on Sunday.

The New Indian Express 30 Jan 2023 8:13 am

MCH students' body to screen BBC docu in Kol

After Presidency University and JU, the BBC documentary 'India: The Modi Question' will be screened at Medical College Hospital Kolkata. The Medical College Democratic Students' Association (MCDSA) said it would screen it on Monday afternoon.

The Times of India 30 Jan 2023 8:05 am

DMK MPs instructed to raise issue of BBC documentary in Parliament in Tamil Nadu - Times of India

DMK MPs instructed to raise issue of BBC documentary in Parliament in Tamil Nadu Times of India

Google News 30 Jan 2023 7:09 am

Watch: British Indians hold protest against BBC documentary on Gujarat riots - Times of India

Watch: British Indians hold protest against BBC documentary on Gujarat riots Times of India

Google News 30 Jan 2023 12:26 am

Siddaramaiah must oppose BBC documentary on Gujarat riots, says Karnataka CM Bommai - The Indian Express

Siddaramaiah must oppose BBC documentary on Gujarat riots, says Karnataka CM Bommai The Indian Express

Google News 29 Jan 2023 10:19 pm

PIL in SC challenges ban on BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots - The Tribune India

PIL in SC challenges ban on BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots The Tribune India

Google News 29 Jan 2023 8:02 pm

Tamil YouTuber Madan Gowri takes down video criticising BBC documentary after row

Controversy In a video that was posted on his YouTube channel a few days back, Madan Gowri had said that the BBC should not have made the documentary on affairs that are related to India. TNM Staff Instagram Popular Tamil YouTuber Madan Gowri found himself in the midst of controversy when he posted a video criticising the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi titledIndia:The Modi Question. In the video that was posted on his YouTube channel a few days back, Madan Gowri had said that the BBC should not have made the documentary on affairs that are related to India. Alluding to the documentary, the YouTuber said that if ones parents are involved in a fight, the issue must be resolved within their home instead of involving their neighbours and outsiders. Issuing an apology for making the video, Madan Gowri tweeted on Sunday, January 29, that a video that he had made had hurt many of his followers. In the tweet, he said, I have read all your opinion pieces. I apologise to the hurt personally. The video will be taken down. I will be careful in the future. However, his viewers were not satisfied with the apology. Replying to his tweets, many of them said that he had made several videos in the past talking about foreign affairs. Several memes trolling him including clips of the deleted video have surfaced on social media. In another tweet on the same day, Madan Gowri responded to the relentless trolling by saying that some of them will be angry no matter what he said. In the tweet, he said, I understand some of you are angry, no matter what I say, it will upset you. I have took a wrong stand, I will rectify my mistakes and prove it with my actions (sic). He further added that if people still wanted to pick on him, he is ready to take it. I understand a video that I made has hurt many of my followers. I read all your opinion pieces. I apologise to the hurt, personally. That video will be taken down. I will be careful in future. Love you all! Madan Gowri (@madan3) January 29, 2023 I understand some of you are angry, no matter what I say, it will upset you. I have took a wrong stand, I will rectify my mistakes and prove it with my actions. If you still want to pick on me? Go ahead, I will take it Madan Gowri (@madan3) January 29, 2023

The News Minute 29 Jan 2023 6:10 pm

PM Modi Documentary Row: Hindu Sena Posters Removed From BBC Office

The row over the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued as Hindu Sena pasted posters outside the BBC office. The security guards on January 29 were seen removing these posters.

NDTV 29 Jan 2023 5:25 pm

Delhi University forms panel to probe Jan 27 ruckus outside Arts Faculty

A commotion erupted at the Delhi University on Friday as students attempted to screen the controversial BBC documentary, even as police and the university administration intervened to scuttle the move.

Mid Day 29 Jan 2023 10:49 am

ABVP stalls screening of BBC documentary on Andhra University campus in Vizag

CONTROVERSY University authorities said they asked security personnel to stop the screening as they did not want any disturbance on campus. IANS Facebook/SFI Andhra Pradesh Members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) stopped a screening of the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots at Andhra University in Visakhapatnam on Friday, January 27. Members of the Students' Federation of India (SFI) had organised a screening of the documentary India: The Modi Question on the Andhra University campus on Friday. SFI, the students' wing of CPI(M), has tried to screen the BBC documentary in several universities across India. On Friday, at Andhra University, a group of activists of the RSS-affiliated ABVP entered the Satavahana hostel on the campus around 10 pm and demanded that the screening of the documentary be stopped. This led to a minor clash between the supporters of the two groups, eyewitnesses said, according to IANS. The situation was brought under control after the university's chief warden for Arts College hostels, G Veerraju, and the police reached the spot. According to The New Indian Express, Veerraju said that the university authorities directed the nearby security personnel to stop the screening as soon as they were informed about it. Irrespective of what the content is, we do not want any kind of disturbance in the university, Veerraju reportedly said. G Subbaraju, ABVP's organising secretary, said that though the documentary was anned by the Union government, SFI wanted to show it on the university campus, adding that a petition will be submitted to the Vice Chancellor not to encourage such developments on the campus. On the same day, the Madras University administration too denied permission for a screening of the documentary. In retaliation, a section of students led by SFI watched the two-episode series on their laptops on Friday. Student groups at colleges across India have been organising screenings of the documentary to resist the censorship imposed by the BJP-led Union government. The Union government had termed the documentary as propaganda and blocked links to the film by invoking Section 16 of IT rules 2021 and Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000. The links to the documentary were blocked on January 20. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting also blocked the tweets that shared the link to the documentary. Read: Opinion: BBCs The Modi Question played it safe, failed in many ways

The News Minute 29 Jan 2023 10:48 am

Ten students suspended in Ajmer university for watching BBC documentary on Gujarat riots - Scroll.in

Ten students suspended in Ajmer university for watching BBC documentary on Gujarat riots Scroll.in

Google News 29 Jan 2023 8:18 am

DU panel to look into bid to screen BBC documentary

The committee, headed by proctor Rajni Abbi, has been told to submit its report by 5pm on Monday.

The New Indian Express 29 Jan 2023 7:38 am

BBC documentary: DU panel to probe screening row

Delhi University has constituted a committee to look into the commotion that erupted outside the arts faculty building over the screening of a controversial BBC documentary on January 27.

The Times of India 29 Jan 2023 7:30 am

Mumbai: Amid protests, TISS students screen BBC documentary on campus

Over 200 students watch controversial film on PM Narendra Modi on nine laptops; TISS officials say no public screening happened

Mid Day 29 Jan 2023 7:21 am

Despite warnings, TISS pupils watch BBC film

Over 200 students from the premier Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) saw the controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi amid tight police security on Saturday despite warnings from the institute.

The Times of India 29 Jan 2023 5:00 am

BBC documentary on Gujarat riots screened at FTII, claims student body

Over the past few days, students at many educational institutes, including the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and Ambedkar University in the national capital, have tried to screen the controversial BBC documentary

Mid Day 28 Jan 2023 3:58 pm

DU formspanel to probe Jan 27 ruckus outside Arts Faculty over BBC documentary screening

A commotion erupted at Delhi University on Friday as students attempted to screen the controversial BBC documentary, even as police and the university administration intervened to scuttle the move.

The New Indian Express 28 Jan 2023 3:02 pm

Madras varsity denies permission for screening, students watch BBC film on laptops

India: The Modi Question Resisting the censorship imposed by the BJP-led Union government on BBC's documentary on PM Modi, several student groups across the country have been organising screenings at various university campuses. TNM Staff After the Madras University administration refused to provide permission for a screening of the BBC documentary India: The Modi Question on campus, a section of the varsitys students led by the Students Federation of India (SFI) retaliated by watching the two-episode film on their laptops on January 27, Friday. The documentary was initially scheduled to be screened at the varsitys centenary auditorium around 3pm. More than 30 students participated in the protest at the university. There were no restrictions by the administration during the screening, said Arun, who is the district president of SFI's Central Chennai unit. More screenings will take place in the following weeks at all educational institutions under the Union government in Tamil Nadu, he said. He added that after the documentary was screened on the hostel premises of the Presidency College on Thursday evening, the students were initially told to vacate the hostels on Friday and later asked to submit an apology letter. The students' initiative to screen the documentary at the Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN) in Thiruvarur district and the Pondicherry University was suppressed by the police on January 25. But they watched the documentary on their phones and laptops, Arun said. Resisting the censorship imposed by the BJP-led Union government on BBC's documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several student groups across the country have been organising screenings at various university campuses. On Thursday, student groups at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) and the University of Hyderabad (UoH) in Telangana had also watched the banned documentary on their campus premises. The BBC documentary had critically examined Modis role in the 2002 Gujarat riots, during which he was serving as the Chief Minister of the state. The documentary alleged that the police failed to take action against the perpetrators, also citing an internal UK government report which says that Narendra Modi is directly responsible for the riots. The Union government termed the documentary propaganda, and banned it by invoking Section 16 of IT rules 2021 and Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000. The links to the documentary were blocked on January 20. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting also blocked the tweets that shared the link to the documentary, which resulted in students and political leaders retaliating through public screenings and other means. Watch: Blocking BBC documentary on Modi is preposterous says N Ram | The Modi Question | Gujarat Riots 2002

The News Minute 28 Jan 2023 2:33 pm

BBC documentary: Delhi Police detain 24 students from DU for planning to screen film

Delhi Police on Friday detained 24 students from the Delhi University's Arts Faculty for planning to screen the controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Godhra riots. The action comes days after a similar ruckus at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia over the documentary's screening. There was heavy police deployment at the north campus after students' groups gave a call to screen the documentary.

The New Indian Express 28 Jan 2023 2:21 pm

Sabotage cry after power cut during BBC docu show

The screening of the BBC documentary, 'India: The Modi Question', at Presidency University on Friday evening was marred by a power cut that led students to allege a sabotage bid. The show resumed after 30 minutes. The screenings at Jadavpur University on Thursday and Friday, however, were glitch-free.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2023 7:51 am

Mumbai: Defiant TISS students to screen BBC documentary

Standing up to the institute management, Progressive Students Forum to show two-part film on Gujarat riots and current climate of majoritarianism on campus

Mid Day 28 Jan 2023 7:31 am

Police stop screening of BBC documentary on MCH campus

We asked the police to send back BJP-Yuva Morcha workers from the campus.

The New Indian Express 28 Jan 2023 6:34 am

Madras University bans screening of BBC documentary

While members of the SFI planned to screen the film, which is based on the 2002 Gujarat riots, at 3 pm in the auditorium, the varsity administration did not permit it.

The New Indian Express 28 Jan 2023 5:53 am

Madras Univ students watch BBC docu on PM Modi

Students affiliated to the Students Federation of India across Tamil Nadu on Friday held screenings of the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In Chennai, Madras University students screened the documentary on a laptop after the authorities denied them permission to use the university auditorium.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2023 4:49 am

Bids to screen BBC documentary at DU thwarted

Following the abortive bid to screen the BBC documentary on India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia, similar efforts were halted at Delhi University and Ambedkar University Delhi on Friday.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2023 4:48 am

BBC documentary is a malicious act against India: Goa governor PS Sreedharan

Goa governor P S Sreedharan Pillai took strong exception to the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said it was a malicious act and an insult to the country.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2023 4:35 am

Will screen BBC documentary wherever possible: Tamil Nadu CPI(M) - Deccan Herald

Will screen BBC documentary wherever possible: Tamil Nadu CPI(M) Deccan Herald

Google News 27 Jan 2023 8:53 pm

Madras Univ students screen BBC documentary

The Times of India 27 Jan 2023 7:55 pm

Students detained after clash over BBC documentary on Modi in Delhi

Guwahati:Delhis two other top universities, Delhi University and Ambedkar University, were the latest to face similar treatment from the university administration and the police on Thursday, two days after Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) cut off power and electricity to the campus to prevent students from screening a controversial BBC series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. [] The post Students detained after clash over BBC documentary on Modi in Delhi appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 27 Jan 2023 7:11 pm

BBC PM Modi series row: 24 Delhi University students released after brief detention

The Delhi Police released over 20 Delhi University students who were detained outside the Faculty of Arts building ahead of the BBC documentary screening.

India Today 27 Jan 2023 6:09 pm

BBC documentary row: Delhi Police detains 24 students from Delhi University

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi said, Around 4 pm, some 20 people came outside the Arts Faculty gate to screen the banned BBC documentary. As it can cause disturbance of peace and tranquility in the area, they were asked to disperse from there

Mid Day 27 Jan 2023 5:57 pm

At Delhi University, Cops Drag Out Students Ahead Of Screening Of BBC Series On PM Modi

Delhi University's Arts Faculty campus saw police action as students sought to screen a BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi even as the government puts restrictions.

NDTV 27 Jan 2023 5:47 pm

Won't allow screening of BBC documentary, have written to police: DU proctor

The Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India and the Bhim Army Student Federation have said they will screen the film at different times in North Campus.

The New Indian Express 27 Jan 2023 12:38 pm

BBC documentary: Student`s outfit calls for screening in DU`s North Campus

The Bhim Army Student Federation has said that it will hold the screening at 5 pm outside the Arts Faculty in the North Campus of the University of Delhi (DU)

Mid Day 27 Jan 2023 12:28 pm

Students of Hyderabad University, EFLU watch banned BBC documentary on PM Modi

Controversy In retaliation, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members screened The Kashmir Files in University of Hyderabad. TNM Staff SFI students watching the BBC documentary Resisting the censorship imposed by the Narendra Modi-led Union government against BBCs documentary, India - The Modi Question, several student groups have been organising screenings simultaneously in various universities across the country. On January 26, on the occasion of Republic Day, student groups at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) and the University of Hyderabad (UoH) watched the banned documentary in their campus premises. A student from EFLU said that around 60-70 students gathered in the campus and watched the documentary on their cell phones and laptops. The student said that the event was planned impromptu and was not publicised fearing a restraint by the administration. Following this, there was a discussion on the documentary and broader issues of censorship, threats to freedom of expression, and the culture of suppression in university spaces, the student said. Similarly, the Students Federation of India (SFI) unit of University of Hyderabad had also organised a screening of the documentary at the Ladies Hostel of the campus on Thursday. In retaliation, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members screened The Kashmir Files at a different venue in the campus. The events concluded peacefully without any disturbance. Earlier, the students belonging to the Fraternity Movement group had also screened the documentary in the campus, following which, an inquiry was initiated by the University administration. Students of EFLU watching the documentary on their laptops and phones The BBC documentary had critically examined the role of Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots, during which he was serving as the Chief Minister of the state. The documentary had interviewed the UK bureaucrats who were independently probing the 2002 violence. It also interviewed the BBC journalist who had covered the riots. For the first time, the BBC declassified the UKs 2002 report, which directly held Narendra Modi responsible for the large-scale violence. The violence resulted in the deaths of at least 2000 people. The Vishva Hindu Parishad and its allies acted with the support of the state Government. They could not have inflicted so much damage without the climate of impunity created by the state Government. Chief Minister Narendra Modi is directly responsible. His actions have not just been guided by a cynical assessment of political advantage. As an architect of the BJPs Hindu nationalist agenda, which it has pursued in Gujarat since it came to power in 1995, he is a believer in the VHPs ideological motivation, the report said, which was exclusively accessed by The Caravan. The documentary had looked into the complicity of the State in the anti-Muslim riots that left at least 1,38,000 people displaced. The UKs 2002 classified report also said that the 2002 violence was pre-planned. Police contacts confirmed that rioters used computerised lists to target Muslim homes and businesses. The accuracy and detail of the lists, including businesses with minority Muslim share-holding, suggest that they were prepared in advance.

The News Minute 27 Jan 2023 12:12 pm

BBC Series Screened At Hyderabad University Again. The Kashmir Files Too

The Students Federation of India (SFI) on Thursday organised the screening of the controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) here even as the RSS' student wing, ABVP showed the controversial film 'The Kashmir Files', on the campus.

NDTV 27 Jan 2023 10:25 am

Student organisations to screen BBC documentary on PM Modi in Delhi University today

The NSUI, Bhim Army and several other student organisations have given the call for screening of controversial BBC documentary India: The Modi Question today evening.

India Today 27 Jan 2023 9:22 am

Screenings Of BBC Documentary On PM In Kerala, Bengal And Other Top Stories

Amid the ongoing controversy over the BBC documentary on PM Modi, the Kerala Congress screened it in Thiruvananthapuram even though the central government has banned it in India calling it propaganda. Meanwhile, students at the Jadavpur University in Bengal have also screened the documentary; The Gauhati High Court has ordered the Assam government to resettle 100 families that were evicted during a drive in Dhalpur's Gorukhuti. This follows a request by Assam's leader of opposition Debabrata Saikia and other top stories.

NDTV 27 Jan 2023 8:31 am

BBC documentary vs Kashmir Files sparks tension at University of Hyderabad

The north complex, which was the proposed venue for the screening of both movies, was abuzz with a mix of excitement and tension in the run-up to the shows.

The New Indian Express 27 Jan 2023 7:24 am

BBC Documentary On PM Modi Screened At Jadavpur University

The Students Federation of India (SFI) screened the BBC documentary on the campus of Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday evening, without any interference from the police.

NDTV 26 Jan 2023 11:46 pm

Kerala: Congress, CPI (M) take BBC documentary on Modi to the masses

Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said that Rahul Gandhi has already made the party's stand clear with regard to the BBC documentary.

The New Indian Express 26 Jan 2023 8:41 pm

Chennai cops detain citys youngest councillor for screening BBC documentary

Politics The protest was organised by the Tamil Nadu wing of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI). TNM Staff Courtesy/TamilNaduCPIMTwitter Body 2: Police in Chennai briefly detained A Priyadharshini, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) councillor for Teynampet, on Thursday, January 26, during a protest against the Union governments decision to block links on the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Modi. The protest at Chennais TP Chatram, near the Dr BR Ambedkar statue was organised by Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) linked with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M). According to a family member of the councillor, the protesters had intended to share the link to the banned documentary, titled India: The Modi Question , in order to watch it together on their phones. Police arrived at the location and took 14 of the protesters, including Priyadarshini, into preventive detention. All 14 were later released. However, the protesters were able to watch the documentary before the police arrived, the councillors family confirmed to TNM. Priyadharshini, who is part of the CPI(M), won from ward no 98, Teynampet during last years local urban body polls with a margin of over 5,253 votes. At 21, she is the youngest councillor in Chennai. The documentary alleges that at the time of the riots, the police had been stopped from taking action. Citing an internal UK government report that had been classified so far, the documentary says that, according to the British team that conducted the inquiry, Narendra Modi is directly responsible. The inquiry teams report in 2002 also purportedly said that the riots were to purge Muslims from Gujarat. The Union government termed the documentary propaganda and asked Twitter and YouTube to remove the links to the documentary by invoking emergency powers under Section 16 of the IT Rules, 2021. These links were blocked on January 20. Read: Meet 21-year-old Priyadarshini of CPI(M), Chennai's youngest councillor Protests against the ban of the documentary have taken place across the country, led by various Left-leaning organisations like the Students Federation of India (SFI) and by the Congress. Screenings of the banned documentary have also been taking place. On January 24, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra shared several links to sites where the video can still be accessed. Also on January 24, the DYFI, SFI and the Youth Congress held screenings of the documentary across Kerala. On the same day the administration of Delhis Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) shut down the electricity connection on campus to prevent the university students union from screening. The Delhi Police, on January 25, detained four Jamia Millia Islamia students who are a part of the SFI after the announcement to screen their documentary. Read: JNU cuts power to prevent screening of BBC documentary on PM Modi The ban was further condemned by Rahul Gandhi, by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi and other leaders. Read: Gujarat riots pre-planned: Caravan accesses UK report shown on BBC Modi documentary Watch: Banning BBC documentary on Modi shows govt not in its right senses: Caravan Editor Hartosh Singh Bal

The News Minute 26 Jan 2023 6:54 pm

Amid Row, Congress To Screen BBC Documentary On PM Modi In Kerala Today

The Congress unit in Kerala is screening the controversial BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi in Thiruvananthapuram today even though the central government has banned it in India saying it's false and motivated propaganda. The public showing of the two-part series - which speaks about the 2002 Gujarat riots and PM Modi's politics, among other things - is one of many such events organised by several Opposition parties and free-speech activists across the country. The Congress is in the opposition in Kerala, too, but the ruling CPM has also taken a stand against banning the documentary.

NDTV 26 Jan 2023 6:11 pm

Congress veteran leader Antony falls silent after sons tryst with BBC documentary

Congress veteran leader Antony falls silent after sons tryst with BBC documentary One of Congresss top notch leader A.K.Antony has reportedly gone into a shell after his son Anil Antony quit his party post, alleging intolerant calls to retract a tweet, in which he had defied his party line and criticised a BBC documentary on [] The post Congress veteran leader Antony falls silent after sons tryst with BBC documentary appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 26 Jan 2023 3:49 pm

Congress leader AK Antony remains silent after son quits party post

Controversy According to those in the know of things, the 82-year-old Antony is deeply upset over a remark made by his junior colleague Jairam Ramesh. IANS pti One of Congress's top notch leader AK Antony has reportedly gone into a shell after his son Anil Antony quit his party post, alleging intolerant calls to retract a tweet, in which he had defied his party line and criticised a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming it a dangerous precedent. According to those in the know of things, 82-year-old Antony, who currently holds the record of being the longest serving Defence Minister in the country, is deeply upset over a remark made by his junior colleague Jairam Ramesh. Without naming, Ramesh drew a comparison between former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's son -- Chandy Oommen -- and Antony's son Anil Antony. A tale of two sons of two CMs from the same state. One is a Bharat Yatri and walking tirelessly, mostly barefoot to unite our nation in the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The other is revelling in his day in the sun today having ignored his duties to the party and the yatra, former Union minister Ramesh wrote on his Twitter handle. After his term ended in the Upper House in April last year, Antony returned to the state capital to his house in Thiruvananthapuram. Since then, other than his occasional visits to office in the state party headquarters, he is rarely seen in public party functions. During a recent party meeting, he asked all in the party presently divided as always amongst various faction leaders to keep aside all differences and focus on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Antony, who is known for always keeping a low profile, is also known for his sensitive nature. A media critic on condition of anonymity said Antony is perhaps going through a very tough time because of the way his son reacted.Knowing the Congress leader's mindset, it can be said that the attack is not against Anil, but against Antony. When in Delhi, Antony has always wielded the sword of discipline against erring state leaders by prevailing upon the party high command. And when it came to distribution of party tickets, his was the last word. The ground rule in the state unit of the party in the past over two decades was never to rub Antony the wrong way, said the critic. Incidentally, yesterday when he came to attend a private function, Antony ducked the media's questions on his son saying that he is in a private function. Now all eyes will be on the ongoing Assembly session as the treasury benches will lose no chance to hit the Congress-led opposition when they take Antony and his son's statement to checkmate the opposition. Read:Anil Antonys resignation an ideological necessity for Congress in Kerala

The News Minute 26 Jan 2023 2:47 pm

Jamia tense amid BBC documentary row

The atmosphere at Jamia remained tense on Wednesday as the left student organisation, the Students Federation of India (SFI) called for the screening of the documentary in the university premises.

The New Indian Express 26 Jan 2023 9:21 am

BBC documentary cantundermine Indias sovereignty: Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor maintained that the Supreme Court had already made its stand in the Gujarat riots issue.

The New Indian Express 26 Jan 2023 6:18 am

Jamia pupils try to screen BBC documentary, 13 detained

Jamia Millia Islamia turned into a fortress on Wednesday with Delhi Police and the Vajra special force being deployed on the campus after a student organisation announced the screening of the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 6 pm outside one of the university gates. The screening was ultimately cancelled and 13 students were detained by the cops.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2023 5:11 am

BBC docu screening: 70 students detained at Delhis Jamia Millia, says SFI

New Delhi: Delhi Police has detained over 70 students who were gathered at Jamia Millia Islamia to protest against the detention of four activists over the proposed screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Students Federation of India said. There was no immediate response from the police. Heavy deployment of police Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 25 Jan 2023 5:45 pm

Riot Police At Delhi's Jamia Over BBC Film Screening, Students Detained

More than a dozen students, including members of a left-wing group, were detained by the police and classes were suspended at Delhi's prestigious Jamia Millia Islamia university on Wednesday over a plan to screen the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening. Student activists, waving banners and raising slogans against the crackdown, were seen being hauled away by the police.

NDTV 25 Jan 2023 5:12 pm

Anil Antonys comment on BBC Modi documentary is immature: Shashi Tharoor

Controversy Anil had tweeted on Tuesday that placing the views of the British broadcaster over Indian institutions would undermine the sovereignty of the nation. PTI Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, on Wednesday, January 25, rejected the views of Anil Antony, son of party colleague and former defence minister AK Antony, on a controversial BBC documentary on Gujarat riots and termed as immature his argument that it was an infringement into India's sovereignty. Anil had tweeted on Tuesday that placing the views of the British broadcaster over Indian institutions would undermine the sovereignty of the nation. He has since resigned from all posts he was holding in the Congress party, citing intolerant calls and abuses over the matter. Shashi Tharoor, Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram said that people of the country have the freedom to watch or not watch the BBC documentary on the 2002 riots and asked who can say the British broadcaster has no right to do a story on the topic. The Constitution of the country guarantees all rights for us to watch a documentary, he added. When asked about Anil's argument that placing the views of the BBC over Indian institutions would set a dangerous precedent and undermine our sovereignty, Tharoor said he cannot agree with it. I feel that this is an immature stand, he said.Because, the sovereignty of our country cannot be affected so easily. Will it be affected if a foreign documentary is screened? Whether our national security and sovereignty are so fragile to be affected by a documentary? he asked. The leader, however, said that Anil, who had handled the digital communications of the grand old party for sometime, was a good person and he had not discussed the BBC documentary issue with him. Anil, who is said to be close to Tharoor, specially thanked him for his support in the resignation letter which he sent to the party leadership on Wednesday quitting his roles in the Congress -- as the Convener of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Digital Media, and as the National Co-coordinator of All India Congress Committee (AICC) Social Media and Digital Communications Cell. Anil had on Tuesday tweeted that despite large differences with the BJP, those who support and place the views of the British broadcaster and of former UK foreign secretary Jack Straw, the rain behind the Iraq war (involving the US-led coalition in 2003) over Indian institutions are setting a dangerous precedent. The two-part BBC documentary, which states that it investigated certain aspects relating to the 2002 Gujarat riots when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of that state, has been blocked by the Ministry of External Affairs as a propaganda piece that lacked objectivity and reflected a colonial mindset. Read: Gujarat riots pre-planned: Caravan accesses UK report shown on BBC Modi documentary

The News Minute 25 Jan 2023 4:38 pm

BBC documentary screening: 4 students detained at Jamia varsity, cops deployed

The screening of the documentary was scheduled around 6 pm. The varsity had said on Tuesday that the administration will not allow any unauthorised gatherings on campus after the SFI announced the screening

Mid Day 25 Jan 2023 4:34 pm

Three Jamia Millia students detained over PM Modis BBC documentary screening

New Delhi: Three members of a left-wing student union were taken into custody and classes were suspended at Delhis Jamia Millia Islamia university on Wednesday due to their plan to screen a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Police in blue riot gear and vans with tear-gas cannons arrived at the university gates. Jamia [] The post Three Jamia Millia students detained over PM Modis BBC documentary screening appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 25 Jan 2023 4:31 pm

Police detain 4 SFI students for planning of screening BBC's doc on Jamia

The Delhi Police Wednesday said they have detained four students after the Left-affiliated Students' Federation of India (SFI) announcement plan to screen a controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Jamia Millia Islamia campus. The university administration said the screening will not be allowed and that they are taking all measures to prevent people and organisations with a vested interest to destroy the peaceful academic atmosphere of the university. A Delhi Police official said four SFI members were detained, just hours before the screening planned for 6 pm by the student body. The SFI called for a protest at 4 pm against the detention. The SFI's Jamia unit has released a poster informing the documentary will be screened at 6 pm at the MCRC lawn gate no 8. The SFI issued a statement following the detention. In an atrocious manner, Azeez, a student of Jamia Milia Islamia and SFI Jamia Unit Secretary; Nivedya, a Jamia Student and SFI South Delhi Area

Business Standard 25 Jan 2023 4:23 pm

BBC documentary row: Jamia's gate locked, students raise slogans against administration

Ahead of the screening of BBC's documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jamia Millia Islamia University administration locked the gates blocking the entry and exit of students. Meanwhile, students gathered at the gate chanted slogans against the Jamia administration.

India Today 25 Jan 2023 4:11 pm

Anil Antonys resignation an ideological necessity for Congress in Kerala

Politics KPCC digital media convener Anil Antony resigned from his post on January 25, a day after stating on Twitter that giving importance to BBCs documentary will undermine the countrys sovereignty. Saritha S Balan PC/Twitter Former Defence Minister AK Antony is known for his subtle, but deep thinking political moves that seldom failed to achieve targets. A three-time Chief Minister of Kerala, Antony's political grooming happened at the feeder organizations of the Congress the Youth Congress and Kerala Students Union. Antony's political achievements were also a result of his eye for spotting trouble. He was an active part of the Congress Kerala unit when the groupism was at its peak. His son Anil Antony who resigned as the Convener of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee's (KPCC) digital media, however, is not a seasoned politician. His decision to quit the post leaves little impact on the party in the state. Anil Antony stepped down a day after he tweeted against the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's role in the 2002 Gujarat riots, titled India: The Modi Question. A tech entrepreneur and policy commentator, Anil Antony on Tuesday said on Twitter said that Despite large differences with BJP, I think those in India placing views of BBC, a British state sponsored channel with a long history of Indian prejudices and of Jack Straw, the brain behind the Iraq war, over Indian institutions is setting a dangerous precedence, will undermine our sovereignty. After his tweet created a stir in the Congress camp and generated widespread criticism he tweeted again on Wednesday, January 25, to announce his resignation from the post of KPCCs digital media convener. I have resigned from my roles in @incindia @INCKerala. Intolerant calls to retract a tweet, by those fighting for free speech.I refused. @facebook wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to promote love! Hypocrisy thy name is! Life goes on, he said, adding a redacted version of his resignation letter. In his resignation letter, Anil Antony thanked Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor. I would like to thank everyone, especially the Kerala state leadership, and Dr Shashi Tharoor, along with countless party workers, who had wholeheartedly supported and guided me at various times, during my brief period here, the letter said. His detractors pointed out that despite being the convener of digital media Anil Antony never made an effort to project Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo yatra, considered to be the most impactful, pan-Indian political event of the Congress in recent times. Let aside the fact that Anil Antony is not a prominent figure. He was appointed in the IT wing because he is the son of AK Antony. Also, since the IT wing was a fresh idea back then, there were not many experienced people in the party. He might have not thought about the consequences when he made the comment (about the documentary on twitter). He is not politically astute to foresee the backlash, a party leader told TNM. The leader added that Anil had to quit because independent opinion was not something that had to be expressed when he was working for the partys digital media cell. Now he is free to make independent comments. Training should be given for people, even if they are children of party leaders when they are assigned to such posts, said the leader, adding that only people with a level of political awareness should be hired for sensitive posts. The IT cell has a crucial role in effectively presenting the party narrative well and we have to be aware how the BJPs IT cell is doing that. The IT cell has to project party leaders with equal importance. Look at Jairam Ramesh (Congress Communications head), how unrelentingly he works for the party using social media? the leader asked. Youth Congress state president Shafi Parambil in response to Anil Antonys comment on the documentary said that they are very clear about it. Gujarat riots was state sponsored terrorism. We had opposed it back then and are opposing it even now. The Youth Congress has no ambiguity about it, Shafi, MLA representing Palakkad, told the media on Tuesday. Speaking to TNM, Shafi said that the resignation of Anil Antony was a necessity as his remarks did not reflect the partys feelings. Whatl he said was totally his personal opinion.That cannot be connected to the party or its state units opinion in any way. His remarks are also against the Congresss stand in the past as well as at the present. His resignation was an ideological necessity as he did not communicate the party ideology and it had little impact on the party, Shafi said.

The News Minute 25 Jan 2023 4:07 pm

Tension simmers at Delhi's Jamia as SFI plans to screen BBC series

Left-affiliated Students' Federation of India (SFI) has announced screening of controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The student body announced that they will screen the series on the Jamia Millia Islamia campus at 6 pm today, prompting authorities to swing into action. The Delhi Police said four students have been detained for allegedly creating a ruckus outside the university. Stay with IndiaToday.in for LIVE updates.

India Today 25 Jan 2023 4:02 pm

SFI plans to screen BBC documentary on Gujarat riots across India - Onmanorama

SFI plans to screen BBC documentary on Gujarat riots across India Onmanorama

Google News 25 Jan 2023 4:01 pm

Security beefed up at Delhi's Jamia over BBC documentary screening, fourstudents detained

The university administration also issued a statement, saying no permission has been sought for the screening of the documentary and it will not be allowed.

The New Indian Express 25 Jan 2023 3:49 pm

Students across Kerala, Hyderabad, Delhi screen BBC documentary on PM Modi amid Centre's ban

Universities in Kerala, Telangana and New Delhi screen BBC documetary on PM Narendra Modi amid Centre's ban. The opposition has criticised the Centre for banning the controversial BBC documentary on Modis role in 2002 Gujarat riots.

The New Indian Express 25 Jan 2023 3:18 pm

After JNU ruckus, SFI to screen BBC series in Jamia today; 4 students detained

Students at the Jamia Millia Islamia University are planning to screen the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today at 6 pm.

India Today 25 Jan 2023 1:55 pm

Responses in last 24 hours made me feel I cant coexist: Anil Antony after quitting Congress roles

Hours after resigning from all Congress roles over the BBC documentary on PM Modi, former defence minister AK Antony's son, Anil, said responses in the last 24 hours made him feel that he wouldn't be able to coexist with some of his colleagues in the party.

India Today 25 Jan 2023 12:58 pm

Why Modi doesn't want India to watch BBC film on Gujarat carnage - Al Jazeera English

Why Modi doesn't want India to watch BBC film on Gujarat carnage Al Jazeera English BBC Documentary on Gujarat 2002 Reminds Us That We Are Not Interested in Truth The Wire India bans BBC documentary on PM Modi's role in Gujarat riots CNN

Google News 25 Jan 2023 12:33 pm

AK Antony's son Anil quits Cong posts over BBC film on Modi, Hindu groups stir outside Indore hall over Pathaan

Here are the latest developments of the hour. A day after opposing the two-part BBC documentary on PM Modi, former Kerala Chief Minister AK Antony's son Anil has resigned from all Congress posts. Meanwhile, Hindu groups staged protests outside a cinema hall in Madhya Pradesh seeking a ban on the screening of the Bollywood movie, Pathaan. They resorted to chanting the Hanuman Chalisa outside the movie theatre.

India Today 25 Jan 2023 12:21 pm

BBC DOCUMENTARY ON PM MODI: MUSLIM STUDENTS ORGANISE SCREENING AT HYDERABAD CENTRAL UNIVERSITY; ABVP DEMANDS ACTION

A student group at Hyderabad Central University (HCU) organised a BBC documentary screening on Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside the campus on January 24. Student Islamic Organisation (SIO) & Muslim Student Federation, known as the Fraternity group, has organised a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside the Hyderabad Central University. More than 50 Continue reading BBC DOCUMENTARY ON PM MODI: MUSLIM STUDENTS ORGANISE SCREENING AT HYDERABAD CENTRAL UNIVERSITY; ABVP DEMANDS ACTION The post BBC DOCUMENTARY ON PM MODI: MUSLIM STUDENTS ORGANISE SCREENING AT HYDERABAD CENTRAL UNIVERSITY; ABVP DEMANDS ACTION appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .

Our Voice WeRIndia 25 Jan 2023 11:31 am

Watch: JNU students watch BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots on phones, laptops during power cut - Scroll.in

Watch: JNU students watch BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots on phones, laptops during power cut Scroll.in

Google News 25 Jan 2023 11:18 am

AK Antony`s son quits Congress, cites intolerant calls to retract tweet on PM

The now-resigned Congress leader had supported Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mid Day 25 Jan 2023 10:46 am

AK Antonys son quits Congress, cites hate over tweet against BBC documentary

Controversy Anils announcement comes a day after he tweeted against the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modis role in the 2002 Gujarat riots. TNM Staff Anil K Antony, son of former Kerala Chief Minister AK Antony, on Wednesday, January 25, has announced that he is stepping down from the post of Convener of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee's (KPCC) digital media. Anils announcement comes a day after he tweeted against the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modis role in the 2002 Gujarat riots, titled India: The Modi Question. In his tweet on Wednesday, Anil said I have resigned from my roles in Indian National Congress and Congress Kerala. Intolerant calls to retract a tweet, by those fighting for free speech. I refused. Facebook wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to promote love! Hypocrisy thy name is! Life goes on. Redacted resignation letter below. Anil on Tuesday, January 24 tweeted, Despite large differences with BJP, I think those in India placing views of BBC, a British state sponsored channel with a long history of Indian prejudices,and of Jack Straw, the brain behind the Iraq war, over Indian institutions is setting a dangerous precedence,will undermine our sovereignty. In his detailed resignation letter, Anil said, I would like to thank everyone, especially the Kerala state leadership, and Dr. Shashi Tharoor, along with countless party workers, who had wholeheartedly supported and guided me at various times, during my brief period here. I am sure that I have my own unique strengths which could have enabled me to contribute very effectively to the party in several ways. However, by now I have been made well aware that you, your colleagues, and the coterie around the leadership are only keen to work with a bunch of sycophants and chamchas, who would unquestionably be at your beck and call. This has become the lone criterion of merit. Sadly, we don't have much common ground. He added, I would prefer to continue my other professional endeavors without being fed this negativity, and being involved in these destructive narratives, many against the very core interests of India. These I strongly believe will end up in the dustbin of history with time. I have resigned from my roles in @incindia @INCKerala.Intolerant calls to retract a tweet,by those fighting for free speech.I refused. @facebook wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to promote love! Hypocrisy thy name is! Life goes on. Redacted resignation letter below. pic.twitter.com/0i8QpNIoXW Anil K Antony (@anilkantony) January 25, 2023 The Union government had recently used its powers to block links using Rule 16 of the Digital Media Rules, 2021, to ban links of the BBC documentary.

The News Minute 25 Jan 2023 10:00 am

AK Antony's son Anil quits Congress after opposing BBC series on PM Modi

A day after opposing the two-part BBC documentary on PM Modi, former Kerala Chief Minister AK Antony's son Anil has resigned from all Congress posts.

India Today 25 Jan 2023 9:50 am

BJP protests BBC Modi documentary screenings in Kerala, dispersed with water cannons

Protest Various political groups including the DYFI, SFI and the Youth Congress had announced that they would screen the controversial BBC documentary titled India: The Modi Question. Inputs PTI Screengrab The controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modis role in the 2002 Gujarat riots was screened across Kerala on Tuesday, January 24, by various political organisations including the Students Federation of India (SFI), even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) went up in arms protesting against the screening. BJP members took out protests in several parts of the state against the screening of the documentary, titled India: The Modi Question. In Thiruvananthapuram, police resorted to water cannons to disperse the protestors. Protest marches were taken out by BJP members to Victoria College in Palakkad and Government Law College in Ernakulam, where SFI followed through with its announcement to screen the documentary. In both places, police intervened to remove the protestors and prevent conflict. The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the ruling CPI(M) in Kerala, said it will screen the documentary not just in the southern state, but across India. It has to be shown to the public irrespective of the attempts by the Union government to hide it, VK Sanoj, state secretary of the DYFI, told reporters. He said there was nothing anti-national about screening the documentary as it has not been banned. Meanwhile, former chief minister AK Antony's son Anil said that placing the views of the British broadcaster over Indian institutions would undermine the country's sovereignty. Despite large differences with BJP, I think those (in India) placing views of BBC, a state sponsored channel with a long history of (alleged India) prejudices, and of Jack Straw, the brain behind the Iraq war, over (Indian) institutions is setting a dangerous precedence, will undermine our sovereignty, Anil Antony, who had handled the digital communications of Congresss Kerala unit till recently, tweeted. Read: Gujarat riots pre-planned: Caravan accesses UK report shown on BBC Modi documentary Earlier in the day, various political groups in Kerala announced they would screen the documentary, prompting the BJP to urge Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to intervene and put a stop to such endeavours. The DYFI kicked off the political storm in the state over the documentary, by announcing on its Facebook page that it would be screened across the state. Subsequently, SFI and various wings of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), including the Youth Congress, followed suit. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee's (KPCC) minority cell also said that the documentary would be screened in all district headquarters of the state on Republic Day. BJP termed such move as reasonous and asked the Kerala CM to urgently intervene, and state party president K Surendran filed a complaint with CM Pinarayi demanding that permission be not given to screen the documentary in the state. Read: JNU cuts power to prevent screening of BBC documentary on PM Modi Also read: AK Antonys son Anil says supporting BBC documentary on Modi sets dangerous precedent

The News Minute 25 Jan 2023 8:50 am

ABVP slams BBC documentary on Gujarat riots, says it shows 'desperation' of opposition

ABVP slams BBC documentary on Gujarat riots, says it shows 'desperation' of opposition

The Times of India 25 Jan 2023 8:26 am

Screening of controversial BBC documentary keeps Thiruvananthapuram on toes

A similar protest was witnessed on the Manaveeyam road, where the Youth Congress screened the documentary.

The New Indian Express 25 Jan 2023 7:05 am

Campuses push back on BBC documentary on PM Modi

Screened at University of Hyderabad, widely in Kerala; JNU group watches it on phones

The New Indian Express 25 Jan 2023 6:42 am

BBC documentary: Kerala Police alert after intel warns of violent protests

The sources added that the station house officers (SHO) have been asked to ensure that there is no direct physical confrontation between the organisers and protestors.

The New Indian Express 25 Jan 2023 6:39 am

Congress, KSU, SFI unite to screen BBC documentary on PM Modi

Screened at three venues; Govt Law College witnesses minor scuffle as BJP workers march to stop the show

The New Indian Express 25 Jan 2023 6:39 am

Row at UoH after student group screens BBC documentary

A controversy is brewing at the University of Hyderabad, a central university, over the screening of the BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots by a group of students on campus. The documentary titled India: The Modi Question was screened on January 21 with around 200 students in attendance even as a political storm is brewing over its content.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2023 5:15 am

Row at UoH after student group screens BBC docu

A controversy is brewing at the University of Hyderabad, a central university, over the screening of the BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots by a group of students on campus. The documentary titled India: The Modi Question was screened on January 21 with around 200 students in attendance even as a political storm is brewing over its content.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2023 5:15 am

Stone pelting, blackout: High drama at JNU over screening of BBC series on PM

High drama ensued at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus over the planned screening of the BBC documentary on PM Modi. Students alleged that stones were pelted while the administration cut the power supply at the campus.

India Today 25 Jan 2023 3:24 am

No Reason For Government To Go On Backfoot: Supreme Court Lawyer On BBC Series

There is no reason for the government to go on the backfoot when according to them they are cleared by the highest court of the country, said Tanveer Ahmed Mir, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court when asked whether the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Gujarat riots makes sense because the subject is cleared of all charges.

NDTV 24 Jan 2023 11:54 pm

Why Has This Documentary Come Out At This Stage: Former Diplomat

As a former diplomat, what has interested me is why has this documentary come out at this stage? said Vivek Katju, former diplomat, on what message blocking the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Gujarat riots send.

NDTV 24 Jan 2023 11:51 pm

We Are Reacting To An Irritant: BJP Leader On BBC Series

I am not saying we are over reacting; we are just reacting to an irritant, said Karuna Gopal, BJP leader, on being asked whether there is an overreaction to the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Gujarat riots.

NDTV 24 Jan 2023 11:51 pm

BJP Shouldn't Be Rattled By A Documentary: TRS Spokesperson

It's just a documentary. Why are you getting irritated? BJP shouldn't be rattled by just a documentary, said Krishank Manne, TRS Spokesperson, on whether the way of dealing with the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Gujarat riots is justified.

NDTV 24 Jan 2023 11:50 pm

BBC's documentary on Gujarat riots shows another side of Modi | India: The Modi Question | BBC Documentary - Onmanorama

BBC's documentary on Gujarat riots shows another side of Modi | India: The Modi Question | BBC Documentary Onmanorama

Google News 24 Jan 2023 9:48 pm

A K Antonys son opposes controversial BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots - The Indian Express

A K Antonys son opposes controversial BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots The Indian Express

Google News 24 Jan 2023 6:49 pm

A K Antony's son opposes controversial BBC documentary against Modi

Former Kerala Chief Minister A K Antony's son Anil said that placing the views of the British broadcaster over Indian institutions would undermine the country's sovereignty.

The New Indian Express 24 Jan 2023 6:20 pm

A K Antony's son opposes controversial BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots - Economic Times

A K Antony's son opposes controversial BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots Economic Times

Google News 24 Jan 2023 5:46 pm

BBC Undermined Indian Institutions, Centre Had To Act: Swapan Dasgupta To NDTV

Amid a raging controversy over a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots, BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta has said the series undermines Indian institutions and the government had to send a strong message of displeasure. The former MP, who was also interviewed in the BBC documentary, said there is an ecosystem in the West that works to undermine the Modi government, and the BBC documentary is a part of that.

NDTV 24 Jan 2023 5:39 pm

AK Antonys son Anil says supporting BBC documentary on Modi sets dangerous precedent

News Meanwhile, various political groups in Kerala announced they would screen the documentary in the state, prompting the BJP to urge Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to intervene and put a stop to such endeavours. TNM Staff Anil K Antony, son of senior Congress leader and former Defense Minister AK Antony has said that Indians supporting a BBC documentary on Narendra Modi and 2002 Gujarat riots will set a dangerous precedent. Anil. who is in in charge of Congress' digital communications in Kerala tweeted on January 24, Despite large differences with BJP, I think those in India placing views of BBC, a British state sponsored channel with a long history of Indian prejudices,and of Jack Straw, the brain behind the Iraq war, over Indian institutions is setting a dangerous precedence,will undermine our sovereignty. The union government had recently used its powers to block links using Rule 16 of the Digital Media Rules, 2021, to ban links of the BBC documentary titled India: The Modi Question. Meanwhile, various political groups in Kerala announced they would screen the documentary in the state, prompting the BJP to urge Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to intervene and put a stop to such endeavours. CPI(M)'s youth wing, DYFI, kicked off the political storm in the state over the documentary by announcing on its Facebook page that it would be shown in the state. Following that, similar announcements were made by the SFI -- a left-wing student organisation allied with CPI(M) -- and various wings of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), including the Youth Congress. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee's (KPCC) minority cell also said that the documentary would be screened in all district headquarters of the state on Republic Day. BJP termed such move as reasonous and asked the Kerala CM to urgently intervene and nip such endeavours in the bud. BJP state president K Surendran filed a complaint with the Chief Minister demanding that permission be not given to screen the documentary in the state. In his complaint, Surendran said that the screening of the documentary would be tantamount to condoning foreign moves to endanger the country's unity and integrity. He also said that the reliving the unfortunate events of two decades ago was aimed at fueling religious tensions. Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan also urged the CM not to allow screening of the documentary and sought his urgent intervention in the matter. In a Facebook post, Muraleedharan said that re-introduction of allegations rejected by the Supreme Court questions the credibility of the highest court of the country. SFI, in its Facebook post, said the documentary would be screened in various college campuses in the state. State Youth Congress president Shafi Parambil, in a FB post, said that reminders of betrayal and genocide cannot be hidden by power and the BBC documentary will be screened in Kerala. KPCC minority cell chairman, advocate Shihabuddin Karyat, in a statement said that the documentary would be screened in district headquarters of the party on Republic Day in view of the undeclared ban on it in the country. The two-part BBC documentary which investigated certain aspects relating to the 2002 Gujarat riots when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of that state, has been trashed by the Ministry of External Affairs as a propaganda piece that lacked objectivity and reflected a colonial mindset. The directions on blocking access were understood to have been issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Friday using the emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021. The government's move has received sharp criticism from opposition parties like the Congress and the TMC for imposing censorship. At the same time a group of 302 former judges, ex-bureaucrats and veterans slammed the BBC documentary as a motivated charge sheet against our leader, a fellow Indian and a patriot and a reflection of dyed-in-the-wool negativity and unrelenting prejudice.

The News Minute 24 Jan 2023 5:28 pm

AK Antonys son questions support for BBC documentary on Gujarat riots, says it sets a dangerous precedent - The Tribune India

AK Antonys son questions support for BBC documentary on Gujarat riots, says it sets a dangerous precedent The Tribune India

Google News 24 Jan 2023 4:50 pm

University of Hyderabad students screen BBCs PM Modi documentary, report sought

Controversy ABVP members complained to university authorities against the group of students who organised the screening of the controversial documentary India: The Modi Question. TNM Staff By arrangement A few students at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) have screened the BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their campus. Following a complaint from the RSS-affiliated student organisation Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the university authorities have sought a report over the screening from the campus security department. The documentary, titled India: The Modi Question, was screened on Saturday, January 21 by a group of students under the banner Fraternity Movement - HCU unit, on the campus of the UoH, also known as the Hyderabad Central University (HCU). The screening was held a day after the Union government directed social media platforms Twitter and YouTube to block links to the documentary. No permission was sought by the students group from university authorities before screening the documentary, official sources at UoH said on Tuesday, adding that they got to know about the screening only after members of ABVP complained to the varsity's Registrar. The University has asked for a report from its security wing over the matter, they said. A police official said that so far, they have not received any written complaint regarding the screening. Read: Indian govt used emergency powers to block links to BBC's Gujarat riots documentary Meanwhile, Fraternity Movement in a Twitter post on January 21 said that the BBC documentary was screened by Fraternity Movement - HCU unit. BBC documentary India: The Modi Question which was removed from YouTube screened in HCU by Fraternity Movement- HCU unit, the tweet said. Addressing the media, Mahesh Namani, a political science research scholar and HCU ABVP member, said, The intention of the organisers was to insult the nation by broadcasting the propaganda movie. We condemn the move to air the movie. The ABVP has appealed to the university officials and the cyber crime police, and demanded action against the students who organised the screening of the movie. The two-part BBC documentary titled India: The Modi Question traces tracks PM Modis rise within the political ranks of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during his time as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. It cites an inquiry conducted by the United Kingdom government into the 2002 Gujarat riots when PM Modi was the Chief Minister of the state. The report states that the violence was planned, possibly in advance by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), and also says: Chief Minister Narendra Modi is directly responsible. The Ministry of External Affairs had called the documentary a propaganda piece that lacks objectivity and reflects a colonial mindset. Also read: Gujarat riots pre-planned: Caravan accesses UK report shown on BBC Modi documentary

The News Minute 24 Jan 2023 3:36 pm

When films on Godse are allowed, then why not the BBC documentary on Modi : RJD leader

When films on Godse are allowed, then why not the BBC documentary on Modi : RJD leader

The Times of India 24 Jan 2023 1:29 pm

Political groups in Kerala announce screening of BBC documentary; BJP seeks CM's intervention

The documentary questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership in the 2002 Gujarat riots, as he was the Chief Minister of the state at that time.

The New Indian Express 24 Jan 2023 12:53 pm

SFI, DYFI, Youth Congress in Kerala to screen BBC documentary on PM Modi

BBC documentary The Union Government had asked Twitter and popular video sharing platform YouTube to remove the links to the BBC documentary by invoking emergency powers under Section 16 of the IT Rules, 2021. TNM Staff Three political outfits in Kerala the Students Federation of India, Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and the Youth Congress have announced that they will screen the controversial BBC documentary India: The Modi Question, which questions the leadership of Narendra Modi, who was the Chief Minister of Gujarat when it witnessed violent communal riots in 2002. It also features a report by a British inquiry team submitted to the UK government. The Union Government had asked Twitter and popular video sharing platform YouTube to remove the links to the BBC documentary by invoking emergency powers under Section 16 of the IT Rules, 2021. The links of the documentary were blocked on January 20. DYFI, the youth wing of the Communist Marxist Party, will organize the show of the documentary at 200 venues across the state as announced in its Facebook page. The SFI, the students wing of the CPI(M) will begin the screening of the documentary in all campuses in the state from Tuesday, January 25, state secretary PM Arsho told TNM. The Youth Congress will also exhibit the documentary, state president Shafi Parambil announced on his Facebook page. The Bharatiya Janata Party has come out against the move to exhibit the documentary. Union minister of state V Muraleedharan asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to urgently intervene in the matter. In Hyderabad Central University, the movie was screened by a student group called the Fraternity Movement on Monday, January 23. Generally, permission is taken from the authorities by informing the dean of students' welfare and then permission is granted to screen movies in a hall. In this case no permission was taken from authorities and the movie was screened in the open near the shopping complex. HCU has asked for a report from the security department. According to reports, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Monday asked a group of students to cancel the planned screening of the documentary. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and senior ministers in the Union Cabinet had slammed the BBC calling the documentary a propaganda film. Read: Union govt blocks access to BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots

The News Minute 24 Jan 2023 12:27 pm

DYFI to screen 'banned' BBC documentary in Thiruvananthapuram, more campuses follow suit | Thiruvananthapuram | Onmanorama - Onmanorama

DYFI to screen 'banned' BBC documentary in Thiruvananthapuram, more campuses follow suit | Thiruvananthapuram | Onmanorama Onmanorama

Google News 24 Jan 2023 11:18 am

US responds to BBC documentary on PM Modi and Gujarat riots: 'Familiar with shared values, not film' - Economic Times

US responds to BBC documentary on PM Modi and Gujarat riots: 'Familiar with shared values, not film' Economic Times

Google News 24 Jan 2023 10:46 am

Hyderabad Central University organises BBC documentary screening inside campus

The group has organised screening without permission inside the campus premises

Mid Day 24 Jan 2023 10:23 am

Not familiar with BBC documentary, very familiar with shared democratic values with India: US State Department

Washington: The US is not familiar with the BBC documentary, but it is familiar with the shared democratic values that connects Washington and New Delhi, a US State Department spokesperson has said. The controversial two-part BBC series, titled India: The Modi Question has claimed that it investigated certain aspects relating to the 2002 Gujarat riots []

Kashmir Reader 24 Jan 2023 10:22 am

Students group screens BBC documentary on PM Modi at Hyderabad varsity

The University has asked for a report from its security wing over the matter, they said.A police official said they have so far not received any complaint over the matter.

The New Indian Express 24 Jan 2023 10:13 am

CPM youth wing says BBC documentary on PM Modi will be shown in Kerala

The announcement, on its Facebook page, by the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) comes in the wake of the Centre's directions to block multiple YouTube videos and Twitter posts with links.

The New Indian Express 24 Jan 2023 10:11 am

US: 'Not familiar with BBC documentary on PM Modi, very familiar with shared values with India'

US: 'Not familiar with BBC documentary on PM Modi, very familiar with shared values with India'

The Times of India 24 Jan 2023 8:58 am

Despite advisory, JNUSU to screen BBC documentary on Modi at univ

However, the university on Monday issued an advisory regarding the screening and advised to cancel the programme immediately.

The New Indian Express 24 Jan 2023 8:24 am

Don't block BBC documentary: Congress leader Rashid Alvi

Don't block BBC documentary: Congress leader Rashid Alvi

The Times of India 23 Jan 2023 1:55 pm

'One of most powerful persons': UK lawmaker on PM Modi amid BBC documentary row

UK lawmaker Lord Karan Bilimoria referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as one of the most powerful persons on the planet amid the ongoing BBC documentary row.

India Today 22 Jan 2023 12:23 pm

Govt blocks YouTube videos of BBC documentary on PM Modi

Govt blocks YouTube videos of BBC documentary on PM Modi

The Times of India 21 Jan 2023 7:38 pm

UK PM Rishi Sunak defends PM Modi over controversial BBC series; MEA slams BBC documentary

Defending PM Modi in the British Parliament, UK PM Rishi Sunak distanced himself from the BBC documentary series, saying he doesn't agree with the characterization PM Modi. Sunak made these remarks on the controversial documentary that was raised in the British Parliament by Pakistan-origin MP Imran Hussain. BBC released a docu-series called India: The Modi Question, the first episode of which was aired on Jan 17th and was removed from YouTube on Jan 18th.

The New Indian Express 20 Jan 2023 4:07 pm

PM Modi BBC documentary row: What has happened so far

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) released a documentary, 'India: The Modi Question,' on Tuesday questioning PM Modi's leadership as the state chief minister during the 2002 Gujarat riots that killed over 1,000 people, most of them Muslims.

India Today 20 Jan 2023 11:05 am

India Says BBC Documentary On PM Modi 'Propoganda'

The government today strongly condemned a BBC series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots as a propaganda piece designed to push a discredited narrative that shouldn't be dignified with a response.

NDTV 19 Jan 2023 8:32 pm