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BBC documentary: Kerala Police alert after intel warns of violent protests

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BBC documentary: Kerala Police alert after intel warns of violent protests

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state intelligence wing has forewarned critical legislation and order points in reference to the screening of BBC documentary ‘Modi: The India Question’ prompting the state police to ramp up safety preparations. The intelligence stories collated from the districts strongly urged that violent protests may erupt throughout or after the screening of the documentary. The stories, the sources mentioned, talked about a number of districts the place it may flip extra violent and can lead to a legislation and order complication.

The Congress and the left outfits had introduced that they’ll maintain screenings of the controversial documentary, whose hyperlinks had been reportedly eliminated by YouTube and Twitter on the directive issued by the Central authorities below the IT Rules, 2021. The BJP had expressed its opposition to screening the documentary and dubbed it as an anti-national act.

People watching the documentary screened by Youth Congress employees at Kuttichira in Kozhikode on Tuesday | E Gokul

Police sources mentioned the Police Headquarters issued a transparent message to the personnel to take all precautionary measures to preempt flare-up of violence of any kind. The personnel of the armed battalions have additionally been mobilised, whereas the intelligence wing has additionally opened its personal channels to maintain a tab on the developments.

The sources added that the station home officers (SHO) have been requested to make sure that there is no such thing as a direct bodily confrontation between the organisers and protestors.

DOCUMENTARY NOT AGAINST COUNTRY: SUDHAKARAN
Stating that the documentary was not towards the nation, state Congress president Okay Sudhakaran dismissed Anil Antony’s considerations. He insisted that the occasion will go forward with its screening. Without naming Antony, Sudhakaran mentioned the Congress doesn’t have any affiliation with somebody’s assertion.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state intelligence wing has forewarned critical legislation and order points in reference to the screening of BBC documentary ‘Modi: The India Question’ prompting the state police to ramp up safety preparations. The intelligence stories collated from the districts strongly urged that violent protests may erupt throughout or after the screening of the documentary. The stories, the sources mentioned, talked about a number of districts the place it may flip extra violent and can lead to a legislation and order complication.

The Congress and the left outfits had introduced that they’ll maintain screenings of the controversial documentary, whose hyperlinks had been reportedly eliminated by YouTube and Twitter on the directive issued by the Central authorities below the IT Rules, 2021. The BJP had expressed its opposition to screening the documentary and dubbed it as an anti-national act.

People watching the documentary screened by Youth Congress employees at Kuttichira in Kozhikode on Tuesday | E Gokul

Police sources mentioned the Police Headquarters issued a transparent message to the personnel to take all precautionary measures to preempt flare-up of violence of any kind. The personnel of the armed battalions have additionally been mobilised, whereas the intelligence wing has additionally opened its personal channels to maintain a tab on the developments.

The sources added that the station home officers (SHO) have been requested to make sure that there is no such thing as a direct bodily confrontation between the organisers and protestors.

DOCUMENTARY NOT AGAINST COUNTRY: SUDHAKARAN
Stating that the documentary was not towards the nation, state Congress president Okay Sudhakaran dismissed Anil Antony’s considerations. He insisted that the occasion will go forward with its screening. Without naming Antony, Sudhakaran mentioned the Congress doesn’t have any affiliation with somebody’s assertion.