Thirteen students, detained for organising a screening of a controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Godhra riots at the Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday, have not been released by police yet, the Students Federation of India claimed.
There was no immediate response from the Delhi Police to the claim made by the Left-backed student’s body on Thursday. The government had recently directed social media platforms to block links to the documentary titled “India: The Modi Question”. The external affairs ministry has trashed the documentary as a “propaganda piece” that lacks objectivity and reflects a colonial mindset.
Scores of students were detained on Wednesday as they gathered outside the university gate to protest against the detention of four Students Federation of India (SFI) members hours before the proposed screening of the documentary.