Mumbai, Feb 26: Nakul Singh Sawhney’s controversial documentary “Muzaffarnagar Abhi Baki Hai” will be screened in all district of Maharashtra including Mumbai on February 27, the day when freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad died while fighting with British cops. Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Student Federation of India (SFI) is set to organise screening of the controversial documentary “Muzaffarnagar Abhi Baki Hai” across Maharashtra to protest against the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula and the government crackdown on students in Jawaharlal Nehru University.Also Read - Omiron Scare: Maharashtra Reports 10 Fresh Cases of New Variant, State's Total Tally Touches 20
In Mumbai, the screening of the documentary “Muzaffarnagar Abhi Baki Hai”, which is based on the 2013 riots of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, which witnessed a number of deaths and a large number of people of two communities, displaced, will be held at P B Marg Janshakti, in Mumbai’s Worli area. The controversial short film shows how two political outfits incited people of Hindu and Muslim community against each other. (ALSO READ: Rohith Vemula suicide: All you need to know about the political dispute in University of Hyderabad) Also Read - India’s First High-Speed Bullet Train Set to Run on Track by 2026, Railway Minister Makes Big Announcement
“RSS is trying to saffronise the entire education system by interfering in prestigious institutes like Hyderabad Central University and JNU. For its vested interest, RSS is using even government machinaries, suppressing voices of students and murdering democracy in the country,” said the students union, which is going to organise the screening of the controversial documentary. Also Read - Allow Booster Shots, Lower Vaccine Eligibility Age: Aaditya Thackeray's Suggestions to Centre to Combat Omicron
“Political interference in campuses of educational institutions is wrong. It was not long ago when we were demanding justice for Vemula, and now we see students from JNU being declared anti-national,” said the union. The standoff between Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA) and Telangana SFI got intensified after right-wing students’ group allegedly disrupted the screening of the documentary “Muzaffarnagar Abhi Baki Hai” calling it ‘anti-Hindu’.