SFI planned screening of BBC’s Modi documentary on Jamia campus. Students were detained, riot police were called.
Three members of the left-wing Students Federation of India (SFI) were detained by the police for showing a controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Mass Communication Department at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University on Wednesday. Classes were suspended on the announcement. the evening
Police were in blue riot gear and vans with tear gas cannons drove up to the gates of the college in southeast Delhi NDTV. In an order issued on Tuesday, Jamia authorities said they will not allow any unauthorized gathering on campus after SFI announced on Facebook that the screening would take place at 6 pm.
However, the university administration had said that no permission had been taken to screen the documentary and no permission would be given.