Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai screened despite complications

Chennai 25 August. The screening of Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai, a documentary on 2013-Muzaffarnagar riots by Nakul Singh Sawhney, was stopped in Spaces, Besant Nagar after the Police Commissioner  claimed that it would lead to public disorder. This led to a protest by the people gathered for the screening, at 5.30 p.m.

The protest
The protest

The protestors compared this action of the state with the Hindutva and RSS philosophy.

Sadanand Menon, a renowned art critic, reported that today, across 60 cities in India, the screening was held as a protest to the stopping of Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai in Delhi by AVBP members and as a tribute to filmmaker and freelance journalist Shubhradeep Chakravoty who passed away on this day, last year.

Sadanand Menon reporting to the students of ACJ at Spaces, Besant Nagar.
Sadanand Menon reporting to the students of ACJ at Spaces, Besant Nagar.

The protest ended by 6:45 p.m. and venue was shifted to Goethe Institue for the screening. The screening began at Goethe Institute by 7.30 p.m. More than 100 people showed up for the screening.

Venue changed to Goethe Institute, Max Muller Bhavan. More than 100 people showed up.
Venue changed to Goethe Institute, Max Muller Bhavan. More than 100 people showed up.
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