Adso says banning BBC documentary is ‘blatant use of power against democratic practices’

to contract Reported ban on BCC documentary On “India: The Modi Question” as a “blatant use of power against democratic practices” by the Centre, Adso urged people in general and students in particular to protest such “undemocratic measures” taken by an “authoritarian” government called upon to do.

In a statement here, Adso state secretary Chandrakala said the general public and students should raise their voice to protect democratic rights and its practices.

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Pointing out that the Central government took no time in banning the documentary which has been removed from all social media platforms, Adso said that notices have been issued Its screening in JNUDelhi University, Ambedkar University, Central University of Hyderabad, TISS and many other educational institutions.

“Where it is being screened, students are subjected to police action and disciplinary action. Watching documentaries is not a crime. It is highly condemnable that students are being treated like criminals for watching the documentary.

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“While it is important to discuss the BJP’s communal agenda and the heinous role of the Modi-led state government in the Gujarat carnage in 2002, another worrying issue has come to the fore is the way voices of protest are being raised . In most cases attempts were made to silence by force,” the AISO said in the statement.