Seven-member panel to look into commotion at Delhi University over PM film in BBC Documentary Row
On January 28th, DELHI University established a 7-person committee to look into the uproar caused by the broadcast of a BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots in 2002 outside the Arts Faculty building. The committee was established by the vice chancellor of the university to uphold the law and police discipline on campus.
Yogesh Singh, the vice chancellor, has been ordered to receive the committee's report by 5 p.m. on January 30. The committee is presided over by DU Proctor Rajini Abbi.
The committee also includes Professor Rama, Principal of Hansraj College, Professor Dinesh Khattar, Principal of Kirorimal College, Professor Ajay Kumar Singh of the Department of Commerce, Professor Manoj Kumar Singh, Joint Proctor, Professor Sanjoy Roy of the Department of Social Work, and Gaje Singh, Chief Security Officer.
The notice said, "The Committee may especially examine into the event on January 27, 2023, which happened outside the Faculty of Arts and opposite gate No. 4, University of Delhi.
"The Committee may submit its findings to the Vice Chancellor at the earliest and latest by 5:00 PM on Monday, January 30, 2023," it said.
As students tried to show the contentious BBC documentary on Friday at Delhi University, a ruckus broke out. Police and the university administration intervened to put an end to the plan.
A significant police presence was maintained on the North Campus as 24 National Students' Union of India (NSUI) members were arrested from the Arts Faculty of Delhi University. The police were summoned, according to the university, to ensure peace and order because "outsiders" were allegedly attempting to view the documentary.