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The Indian government had banned a BBC documentary on Narendra Modi’s involvement in the Gujarat riots, but on January 27, Delhi University students screened the documentary on campus against the government’s crackdown.
New Delhi: Two students, including a Congress youth wing leader, have been suspended by Delhi University (DU) for a year for trying to screen a banned BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots.
According to india.com, the students facing the ban have been identified as Lokesh Chugh, a PhD researcher from the Faculty of Anthropology and Ravinder from the Faculty of Law.
As per the March 10 edition, students will not be allowed to appear in any exam during this period.
News agency PTI quoted an official as saying that six more students were also given “lesser” punishment for their alleged involvement in the January 27 event. However, officials did not say what punishment the six students have received.
“We have banned two students and sentenced six students to lesser punishments. We have also called the parents of many students. Further action can be taken in the coming days.
The release said: “Participating in a screening of a banned BBC documentary is an act of indiscipline on the part of Lokesh Chugh.”
The notice read, “Based on the recommendations of the committee, keeping in view the above indiscipline shown by Lokesh, the disciplinary authority has decided to impose the penalty of debarring him from appearing in any college or university or departmental examination or examination for a period of time. one year old.’
It is worth noting that in the BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ it was said that Narendra Modi was found directly responsible for the violence in the Gujarat inquiry (which has not been published) by the British government.
Along with this, there was talk of tension between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Muslims in the country. It also examines allegations of his involvement in widespread communal violence in Gujarat in February and March 2002, which claimed over a thousand lives.
The second part of the two-part documentary focuses on anti-Muslim violence and the discriminatory laws brought to the center by Modi’s government after he came to power – especially after his re-election in 2019. In this, Modi has been described as “very divisive”.
On January 21, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government directed social media centric Twitter and YouTube to block links to a documentary titled ‘India: The Modi Question’. Meanwhile, there were controversies over the screening of the documentary on university campuses in various states of the country.
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