The showing of the contentious BBC documentary "India: The Modi Question" has been canceled, according to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration. The action was taken after the Centre instructed people to ban many YouTube videos and Twitter messages that included links to the documentary.
It may "disturb peace and serenity of the university campus," according to the authorities. Additionally, the administration claimed that no previous authorization had been revoked for this event.
The administration has learned that a group of students published a flyer for the showing of the documentary "India: The Modi Question" slated on January 24, 2023, at 9:00 p.m. in Teflas under the guise of JNUSU. The JNU Administration has not given its prior consent for this event. This is to underline the possibility that such an unauthorized activity might damage the campus's peace and tranquility.
It said, "The concerned students or people are strongly encouraged to immediately cancel the intended program, failing which serious disciplinary action may be launched in accordance with University norms."
The documentary, which examines the fallout from the Gujarat riots of 2002 and casts doubt on Narendra Modi's management of the unrest as the state's chief minister at the time, was labeled a "propaganda effort" by the Center.
The controversial documentary has drawn criticism from Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, who asserts that India's reputation cannot be tarnished by "malicious campaigns."
Mahua Moitra and Derek O'Brien of the Trinamool Congress tweeted the documentary's link while criticizing the Center and vowing to combat "censorship."