7 BJP Workers Detained in TN for Obstructing Show of BBC Documentary on PM Modi

Chennai: At least seven BJP activists, including a district president, were detained for obstructing the screening of the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai. This special screening of the BBC’s controversial documentary was being held at a open space of a shopping mall in Madurai by some Communist party cadres.

A group of BJP members led by one Sasikumar tried to disrupt the screening of the documentary for the public. When police intervened and took seven BJP activists into custody, the BJP media cell head Kalidhas held a protest in front of the police station seeking their release.

The controversial two-part BBC documentary on PM Modi and the Gujarat riots was first aired on January 17. The Centre has banned its mass viewing. But attempts are made for its public screening in several educational institutes leading to clashes and unruly scenes.

On January 24, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) witnessed such violent chaos when the administration cut the electricity supply to the campus as several students gathered at the JNU students’ union office for a screening of the BBC documentary on PM Modi.

Authorities even suspended the internet to stop students from screening and watching the series, which has already been blocked from several social media platforms by the Centre.

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