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 - Urmila Matondkar to Join Shiv Sena on Monday, Year After Quitting Congress
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 - Coronavirus: Maharashtra Extends Lockdown Restrictions Till Dec 31, Essential Services Allowed
“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 - Defying Odds, 34-Year-Old Differently-Abled Woman Becomes Sarpanch of 2 Maharashtra Villages
“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’.