WATCH: JNU students stream BBC Documentary in phones and laptop
The Jawaharlal Nehru University is once again grabbing headlines after a section of the students decided to watch the controversial and restricted BBC Documentary ‘India: The Modi Questions’ after the university campus had a power cut hour ahead of screening.
Reportedly, stones were pelted from the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vishwa Parishad as JNUSU members gathered in the campus to watch the documentary on the internet.
JNUSU president Aishe Ghose addressed a gathering of students who had come to watch the documentary at the University’s Student Community Centre and condemned the power cut. “This is undemocratic and if they had an issue, they should have condemned us. They can shut down the electricity but they cannot stop us from watching the documentary,” Ghose was heard saying.
She distributed the QR code to the link of the documentary and invited students to watch the documentary. However, with a weakened internet network, not many students could watch the documentary.
What’s the matter?
The JNUSU had organised the screening of the documentary, which is currently officially unavailable to watch in India, on Tuesday at 9 PM.
Taking note of the same, JNU registrar on Monday released an advisory to cancel the screening, describing it as an ‘unauthorised activity’ with capacity to disturb the ‘peace and harmony of the campus’ Following the ruckus, a large group of JNU students began marching towards Vasant Kunj police station.
However, JNUSU stated that this is a voluntary action by the students who wish to watch the screening and ‘by screening the documentary/movie, we do not seek to create any form of disharmony.’