Gujarat Assembly passed a resolution against the BBC for its documentary on PM Modi which is about the 2002 Godhra riots.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 11, 2023 05:32 IST
The BBC documentary India: The Modi Question, which was released last month, set off a massive row in the country.
By India Today News Desk: The Gujarat Assembly on Friday passed a resolution requesting the Centre to take strict action against the BBC for its documentary on the 2002 Godhra riots.
“The documentary was not just against Modi but against 135 crore citizens of the country,” said the Gujarat Home Minister.
BBC DOCUMENTARY ROW
The BBC documentary India: The Modi Question, which was released last month, set off a massive row in the country. The broadcaster claimed it investigated certain aspects relating to the 2002 Gujarat riots when PM Modi was the chief minister of the state. However, the Ministry of External Affairs trashed the documentary as a “propaganda piece” that lacks objectivity and reflects a colonial mindset.
The two-part documentary features the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the chief minister of the state during the 2002 riots.
On January 21, the government had issued directions to block multiple YouTube videos and Twitter posts sharing links to the documentary. Several opposition parties slammed the government’s action and said they would oppose any censorship.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking the imposition of a complete ban on the BBC in India in the wake of the controversial documentary, terming the petition “entirely misconceived” and “absolutely meritless”.