History of Jamia University Jamia University: Controversy in BBC Documentary


New Delhi: Jamia University, one of the leading educational institutes of the country, is once again in the news. It has been associated with controversies even though the graduates of this university have raised flags in the country and abroad. The institution, which started in Aligarh in 1920 and later acquired the title of Central University, is being discussed in a documentary. There is a BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots which has been banned by the government. But today at 6 pm the screening was to be done by the student body present there. Before that, the students of some organizations were detained by the police. Jamia Gate no. The Rapid Action Force and the rest of the jawans outside the Seven are constantly monitoring the situation. Today we will tell you about Jamia from its foundation to its controversies.

Jamia in documentary and discussion on Gujarat riots
Students of Jamia Milli Islamia University, one of the country’s premier universities, say they should watch a BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots. For this, his screening was kept at 6 pm today. The exhibition of the documentary has been kept in a situation where the central government has banned the exhibition of this documentary and there has been a controversy over it in JNU. Defying the ban, left-wing students of Jawaharlal Nehru University screened the documentary. The atmosphere then turned sour and ABVP students forcibly switched off lights and pelted stones, people watching the documentary alleged.

After JNU, now Jamia is also involved in this controversy. However, some students were detained by the police even before the screening. After the arrest, other students present also protested. Screening has not been decided after this. Meanwhile, the Jamia administration said that screening and meetings of students will not be conducted without permission. Let us tell you that there are plans to screen the documentary at West Bengal’s Jadavpur University today.

Know the history of Jamia
Jamia University was established as an institution in Aligarh in 1920, born out of the non-cooperation and Khilafat movement for the country’s independence. Among the founders of Jamia were the Ali brothers i.e. Muhammad Ali Johar and Shaukat Ali Johar. Its foundation stone was laid by freedom fighter Maulana Muhammad Hasan. You will be happy to know that Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi also played an important role in the establishment of Jamia. After 1920 it was brought to Delhi in 1925. It was first shifted to Karol Bagh in Delhi. After this it was brought to Okhla, Delhi in 1935. It was shifted to the new campus in 1936. All the institutions of Jamia were built here. In 1988, Jamia received university status from the institute, and since then it has been established as a central university. Jamia Millia means National University.

Jamia has also been associated with controversies

At some point it was time to close
Did you know that Jamia, which is known for its education across the country, once faced a financial crisis. Yes, the time had come to close Jamia. Mahatma Gandhi himself ordered Jamia to come out of this crisis. He had said then that he was even ready to beg with a pot to save Jamia. Rabindranath Tagore and Sarojini Naidu spoke highly of Jamia. Ravindra Nath said that it is one of the most progressive institutions in India and Sarojini Naidu said that Jamia was built with many sacrifices.

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Jamia and the controversy
Raised voice against CAA-NRC
Jamia University is famous for its education but on the other hand it is closely associated with controversies. Remember the controversy over the CAA-NRC law brought by the central government. The road to Shaheen Bagh near Jamia has been blocked for months. People of a particular community blew the bugle against it. The fire of this protest also spread in Jamia. In December 2019, soon after the central government introduced the CAA-NRC bill. There were voices of protest from Parliament. On December 10, this program on Citizenship ID ended at 2 PM. Following this, many students gathered in the Jamia campus. The protest was called off after raising slogans against the bill. It was decided to march to Parliament on December 13. Information was already given on social media. On December 13, Jamia students protested and marched to Parliament with placards as per schedule. After walking a short distance, the student group was stopped by the police and paramilitary forces who were lathicharged. It is also alleged that their jawans were also injured in the clash between the Delhi Police and the students. In this, the students were detained and some were injured. After this, you know how this fire of protest against CAA-NRC spread from Delhi to the whole country.

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When the police entered the Jamia, there was a huge clash
CAA-NRC protests were widely seen on the Jamia campus. It’s about December 17th. Jamia students allegedly staged violent protests against CAA-NRC. There was a stone pelting. On Sunday, the police went inside the Jamia campus. The students alleged that the police barged into the library and beat up the students. Many students were injured. The students said that the police attacked us mercilessly. Doors were smashed, knees and heads were hit. The students raised slogans against the VC and the police. He asked on whose instructions the police entered. Delhi Police said the students indulged in arson and vandalism in protest against CAA-NRC. The police had to take action after this

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Still Ruckus in BBC documentary
The controversy over the BBC documentary continues. Police say that they will be released only after the screening time. Meanwhile, the students’ union members said they would screen the documentary until the detained students are released. However, it has been decided that the documentary will not be screened today. This decision was taken after the SFI students were taken into custody.