New Delhi: On Friday, SFI screened the controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi at Kolkata University. For this, SFI set up a stage outside the gate of the University and showed the documentary on the laptop to the students.
BBC Documentary: SFI shows controversial documentary on laptop outside Kolkata University gate
The administration did not allow the documentary to be screened inside the university. For this, the administration cut off the electricity in the premises. Before this SFI had also shown the controversial documentary twice in Presidency University. The administration had also cut off the electricity twice to prevent SFI from going to screen the documentary. There was a lot of ruckus about this.
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Screening of the #BBCDocumentary currently underway inside #JadavpurUniversity campus #Kolkata, organised by #AISA pic.twitter.com/6FNAoLmFTa
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Supreme Court seeks reply in two weeks
A hearing was held in the Supreme Court on Friday regarding the ban on the documentary. The court has sent a notice to the Central Government in this matter and has ordered to submit the original documents.
A bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice MM Sundresh issued notice to the government and others on petitions filed by N Ram, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra and social activist advocate Prashant Bhushan.
The court also issued notice to another petitioner, advocate ML Sharma. The apex court also directed the Center to produce the original records relating to the recall of the order. The bench said that we are issuing notice. Rejoinder affidavit to be filed within three weeks. Thereafter reply should be given within two weeks. The next hearing of the case will be in April.
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West Bengal | Members of SFI (Students' Federation of India) raised slogans at Presidency University in Kolkata earlier this evening, following a power cut as they planned the screening of banned BBC documentary PM Modi.
The screening resumed later. First part was screened today pic.twitter.com/C89foIskt2
— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2023
PM Modi’s role was investigated in the documentary
The petitioners claimed that the documentary examined the 2002 Gujarat riots and the role of PM Modi (BBC Documentary). The petition said that there are many facts related to the people who failed to stop the riots in the documentary. The petitioners claimed that it has been banned under Rule 16 of the IT Rules 2021.
The petition has also demanded an inquiry into those responsible for the riots. ML Sharma said that both the episodes of the documentary should be investigated. The petition demanded that appropriate action be taken against those responsible for the riots.
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