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Documentary on Junaid lynched before Eid to premiere in Okhla

A group of students pursuing Mass Communication at AJK-MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, are all set to hold the first screening of their documentary film titled ‘Junaid’.

The screening of the documentary is organized collaboration with Khudai Khidmatgar’s Sabka Ghar in Okhla on October 8, followed by a discussion around rising incidents of hate crime in the country, according to the students.

Renowned feminist activist and social scientist Kamla Bhasin and Advocate Kabir Dixit of the Supreme Court are to be a part of the screening and the discussion.

The documentary hinges on the incident in which a 16-year-old boy, Junaid, was allegedly lynched by a mob on a train a day on his way back from Delhi’s Sadar Bazar.

Sarah Rifai, Raza Ansari, Mehtab Shah and Daud Arif, students of MA Mass Communication 3rd Semester are behind the maiden documentary project on the topic.

Raza told OT.COM that the main motive of making a film on the theme was to explore and bring out the larger implication of the incident.

“When incidents such as this one happen, they stay hot in the newsrooms for a certain period, and then it’s all gone. As aspiring filmmakers and media practitioners, it is imperative to go beyond what’s obvious” said Sarah

Also Jamia being a premier media institution, voicing concern over issues that have relevance to the current political is important, said Mehtab.

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