‘Yagna’ Before Journalism Seminar: Students, Alumni Hit Out At IIMC


NEW DELHI: The government run Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi will conduct a seminar tomorrow, preceded by a Yagna session starting at 7 am. The day-long seminar on “National Journalism in the Current Perspective: Media and Myth” is organised by a publication called Media Scan in partnership with IIMC, and the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti.

IIMC Director General K.G. Suresh, requested the foundation was simply allowing the use of its hall to no end.

“We give our passageway for the use of media individuals who need to make an event the length of it is not hostile, open, disgusting or provocative. Renting the passageway is expensive. If I have to help a media affiliation, we have to wind up detectably their associate. Our solitary support is to give the hallway. The masterminding, assurance of speakers, paying for snacks et cetera is reliant upon them,” Mr. Suresh uncovered to The Telegraph.

“Exams and classes are over and we have not asked for that understudies go to. Similarly, Saturday is an event. Might I be able to keep anyone from lighting a light or garlanding a photo? The yagna won’t be held in the hall”, he included.

“I am not flabbergasted, yet rather bewildered,” said Riyas Babu a previous understudy of IIMC.

“There have been reports of choice points of view being sidelines on the grounds, starting late. The yagna is a phase in propelling the Hindutva arrange in preparing establishments. In any case, you can’t run a news scope association focusing on a singular rationality,” he included.

“News scope is not about patriotism. It can never be nationalistic,” he said with respect to the point of the class.

Understudies moreover censured IIMC over the Yagna saying, “We don’t perceive how a yagna adds to revealing”.

Past Bastar analyst general of police, S.R.P. Kalluri, known for his strong arm systems against Maoists, human rights activists and feature writers is moreover invited to the course to talk at a trade named ‘Request on precluded portions from securing the overall population’.

Against the move, Bastar Solidarity Network’s Delhi Chapter has called for a protest demonstration at 1:00 pm in front of IIMC on May 20.