NEW DELHI: Jawahar Lal Nehru university administration and its student union are bracing up for a big showdown after the officials have put their foot down on stalling the screening of Ram Ke Naam, a 1992 documentary that portrays the razing of Babri mosque in Ayodhya by right-wing organizations.
The circular reads “ It has come to the notice of the under signed that a group of students have in the name of JNUSU released a pamphlet for screening a documentary/movie ‘Ram Ke Naam’ scheduled for tonight at 9:30 p.m in Teflas. No prior permission for this event has been taken from the JNU Administration. This is to emphasise that such an unauthorized activity may disturb communal harmony and peaceful environment of the university campus.”
Jawahar Lal University Students Union (JNUSU) had given a call to screen the movie in campus.
People on twitter were divided on the row. A Tweet said “The Documentary is propaganda against Hinduism”
While a scholar and AISA activist from JNU Dolan Samanta said that it’s an old movie that we have been screening for years. Save the democratic culture of JNU!
Today JNUSU gave a call for the screening of “Ram ke Naam” by @anandverite and the JNU admin has taken out a circular saying that it is disturbing the communal harmony. It’s an old movie that we have been screening for years. Save the democratic culture of JNU!#SaveJNU pic.twitter.com/gZ3bs5weqv
— Dolan Samanta (@SamantaDolan) December 4, 2021
Bombay high court had allowed the telecast of the story in 1997. Patwardhan had featured BJP leader L K Advani.
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