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 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.
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.