Hyderabad University seeks report on screening of BBC documentary on PM Modi on campus

UoH registrar said that no prior permission was given to screen BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ on campus.

University of Hyderabad (Image: Official website)University of Hyderabad (Image: Official website)

Anu Parthiban | January 25, 2023 | 01:38 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The University of Hyderabad (UoH) registrar Devesh Nigam on Tuesday said that the university has sought report on screening BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ to take “necessary action”.

The Hyderabad University registrar informed that “any student organization desiring to hold an event in the University Campus is required to obtain prior permission from the authority through the Dean, Students’ Welfare”.

However, a group of students under the banner "Fraternity Movement- HCU unit” screened the BBC documentary on Gujarat 2002 riot on January 21, 2023, at the Shopping Complex, in the North Campus of the University without any prior notice or permission.

On receiving the information, the security team and the Dean, Students’ Welfare rushed to the venue and requested the organizers to stop the screening of the documentary. However, the organizers did not accede to this request and continued the screening of the documentary in presence of few students, he said.

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Though the event passed off peacefully, the University has asked for the report on the event for taking further necessary action.

The registrar informed that there has been “no untoward incident and the campus is quiet and peaceful”.

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