Anand Patwardhan's award-winning documentary film Ram Ke Naam will be screened on the Jadavpur University campus at 6 pm today "in solidarity with students of the University of Hyderabad" -- six of whom were detained for trying to screen it on August 20.
However, Presidency University students said that the authorities have denied them permission to screen the film tomorrow. The authorities, when contacted, said that permission had not been sought to screen this particular film.
The students confirmed this. "But we never thought Presidency authorities would not permit the screening of an award-winning film against communalism," Kalpok Guha, one of the organisers of the screening, said. "We will seek permission from university authorities afresh today."