SFI, a tiny organisation with no supporters, forbids it from showing a BBC documentary: Jamia VC

SFI, a tiny organisation with no supporters, forbids it from showing a BBC documentary: Jamia VC

On Wednesday, when SFI planned a showing of a new BBC documentary on the 2002 Godhra riots on campus, Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar referred to the organization as "a little student organisation with no following" and accused them of upsetting the quiet on campus.

"There should be no commotion on campus. As university students study and take examinations there, we want to maintain unity and tranquility "said Akhtar to PTI.

"A tiny, unpopular organisation called Students' Federation of India (SFI) is staging demonstrations. We disapprove of this kind of conduct. Their goal is to upset the campus' calm and serenity. I'll tolerate this type of behavior under my supervision at no cost "She stated.

When questioned about whether the protesting students would face any punishment, she said that they would request a report and "take action against the kids, if required." India: The Modi Question will be shown at the MCRC lawn gate no. 8 at 6 o'clock, according to a poster published by the Jamia branch of the communist students' organization SFI.

After the SFI declared its intention to show the documentary on the Godhra riots and the part played by Narendra Modi, the then-chief minister of Gujarat, in its management, the Delhi Police said they apprehended four students.

The institution said earlier in the day that it would not permit the screening and that it would take all necessary precautions to deter individuals and groups from disrupting the tranquil academic environment of the university.

The university said in a statement that no permission was requested for the documentary's showing.