SFI was prevented from showing a contentious BBC documentary on the campus of Himachal University
On the campus of Himachal Pradesh University on Saturday, police prevented the Students Federation of India (SFI) from showing the contentious BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots.
A slight altercation ensued as the SFI activists shouted and attempted to block the police from dismantling the screen that had been put on the university grounds. After 15 to 20 minutes, the screening was terminated, according to witnesses. The university's registrar said that a warning had been sent to SFI to cease showing "India, the Modi Question" right away because it may disrupt campus law and order.
Additionally, the film is illegal in India and fosters contempt, according to rulings made by the Himachal High Court. The registrar ordered that the movie's showing be halted right away and that it not be shown on campus again in the future. In order to prevent the documentary from being shown, Karan Nanda, the BJP state co-incharge of media, has also written to the police. The administration was criticized by SFI leaders for being intolerant.
Sanjeev Kumar Gandhi, the superintendent of police in Shimla, told The PTI that the HPU has not yet submitted an official complaint, and the police are looking into all the circumstances.
The BBC documentary has been attempted to be shown in a number of campuses by SFI, the CPI(Mstudent )'s wing.