In the newest spherical of demonstrations over the controversial BBC’s documentary on the Gujarat riots, Kerala police have lodged a grievance towards BJP protesters for illegal meeting and impeding visitors.
Kerala police have registered a case towards BJP protestors for illegal meeting and visitors disruption.
BJP staff protested at Poojapura and Manaveeyam Street in Thiruvananthapuram the place DYFI and Youth Congress had screened the BBC documentary yesterday.
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Tuesday noticed the screening of the BBC documentary “India: The Modi Question” in quite a few areas of the state, which prompted protest marches by the BJP’s Yuva Morcha.
In order to disperse Yuva Morcha protestors within the state capital of Kerala, the place tensions have been significantly excessive, police resorted to utilizing of water cannons and tear gasoline.
The documentary screening location in Thiruvananthapuram, Poojappura, drew Yuva Morcha supporters as effectively. Yuva Morcha organised protest marches to the Victoria College in Palakkad and the Government Law College in Ernakulam, the place SFI confirmed the video as promised.
Police intervened in each situations to disperse the protesters and avert any confrontation.
Meanwhile, Anil Antony, son of the earlier chief minister A.Ok. Antony, reportedly backed the BJP in the course of the present political upheaval within the state by saying that screening the documentary would “undermine” Indian establishments’ sovereignty.
The BJP urged Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to intervene and stop such efforts after a number of political organisations in Kerala mentioned they might display screen the documentary. The BJP known as the motion “treasonous” and urged the chief minister of Kerala to behave instantly to halt it.
Ok Surendran, the state president of the BJP, complained to CM Vijayan and demanded that permission not be granted for the documentary to be screened within the state. Surendran mentioned in his plea that exhibiting the documentary would quantity to endorsing international efforts to undermine the unity and integrity of the nation. He additional mentioned that it was meant to “flame religious tensions” to revisit the regrettable incidents from 20 years in the past.
Additionally, the CM was requested to forestall the documentary’s screening and requested pressing motion within the state of affairs by Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan. In a Facebook publish, Muraleedharan acknowledged that the Supreme Court’s integrity was being known as into doubt by the re-introduction of claims that it had beforehand rejected.
The BBC documentary was criticised by 302 former judges, ex-bureaucrats, and veterans as a “motivated charge sheet against our leader, a fellow Indian, and a patriot” and as a manifestation of “dyed-in-the-wool pessimism and unyielding prejudice.”