Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar called a small student group without supporters” and accused it of disturbing peace on campus. and pass exams,” Akhtar told PTI. “A small group like Students’ Federation of India [SFI], which has no supporters, holds protests. We do not condone this kind of behavior. Their goal is to disturb the peace and harmony on campus. I allow this kind of behavior under my care free of charge,” she said.
High Drama in JNU
The screening plan at Jamia came a day after a similar announcement was made by the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) which did not go as planned with students claiming that the power supply was deliberately cut by the varsity administration and later with stones were pelted.
Congress leader’s son quits party after criticizing BBC documentary
In another significant development, Anil Antony, the son of senior Congress leader AK Antony, left the Grand Old party after being asked to remove a post criticizing the BBC’s documentary on Prime Minister Modi. His resignation comes a day after he supported the BJP over the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a Twitter post, Anil wrote: “I have resigned from my roles in @incindia @INCKerala. Intolerant calls to retract a tweet, by those fighting for freedom of speech. I refused. @facebook wall of hate/abuse by those who support a trek to promote love! Hypocrisy, your name is! Life goes on.”
In the letter of resignation, Anil said: “Given yesterday’s events, I believe it would be appropriate for me to step down from all my roles in Congress – as the Convener of KPCC Digital Media, and as the National Co-Coordinator of AICC Social Media . and digital communication cell.”
Episode 2 of BBC documentary released
Meanwhile, the second episode of the BBC docuseries on PM Modi was released, to which links appeared on social media as the central government dismissed the documentary as a “propaganda piece” that lacks objectivity and reflects a colonial mindset. TMC MP Mahua Moitra on Wednesday shared a link to the second part of the series questioning Prime Minister Modi’s leadership during the riots in Gujarat in 2002.
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