Screening of film on ‘love jihad’ disrupted at Jawaharlal Nehru University

Screening of film on ‘love jihad’ disrupted at Jawahal Nehru University
Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The Hush Post: Tension gripped the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi when the screening of a movie on a contentious issue of ‘love jihad’ was disrupted on Friday.

The screening of this film was disrupted by some student groups who alleged that the screening of the film was to propagate a hate campaign, First Post reported.

JNU’s Global Indian Foundation and Vivekanand Vichar Manch had organised the screening of this film “In the Name of Love-Melancholy of God’s Own Country”.

The organisers said the Sudipto Sen directed movie focused on the ‘love jihad’ and religious conversion of girls in issues Kerala, the report said.

Meanwhile, the members of JNU Students Union and Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment disrupted the screening, alleging it to be a hate campaign, the report said.

A minor scuffle broke out between protesters and ABVP activists. The Delhi Police have started investigating the matter after receiving complaints from both the sides, it was reported.

“Why is ABVP/RSS hiding behind Vivekanand Vichar Manch? We won’t let the RSS’s venomous ‘Love Jihad’ myth be propagated,” the protesters said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the ABVP issued a statement saying: “After disrupting the screening of the movie at Sabarmati dhaba, the left-wing protesters grievously injured a guard intentionally.”

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