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Madhya Pradesh government to probe Ramleela skit performed by AIIMS students

The Madhya Pradesh Government is planning to conduct a legal enquiry into a video clip of a Ramleela skit, staged by some students of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, which it found offensive. The skit, performed on the occasion of Dasara, sparked criticism after which the Institute’s student body issued an apology.

“The video clip of Delhi AIIMS Ramleela skit is very offensive. I will tell the officers to conduct legal inquiry,” Madhya Pradesh Minister for Home, Jail and Parliamentary Affairs and Law Narottam Mishra tweeted in Hindi.

The AIIMS administration had a discussion with the students on the matter and clarified that the skit was not part of any official activity or event and the students had organised it on their own.

According to the media reports, the skit was performed by some first-year MBBS students near the hostel quadrangle at the AIIMS campus on the occasion of Dasara. A video clip of the event shared on social media later sparked criticism and with demands for action against the students for ‘disrespectful portrayal’ of religious figures.

“A video clip of a Ramleela skit done by some students of AIIMS has been circulating on social media. On behalf of the students, we apologise for the conduct of this skit which was not meant to hurt anyone's sentiments. We will ensure that no such activity takes place in the future,” the AIIMS Student Association said in a tweet.

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