New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Law Minister Kiren Rijiju are upset with the BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots. He said that India’s image cannot be tarnished by such ‘malicious campaigns’. In a series of tweets, Rijiju said that along with every community in the country, minorities are also moving forward positively. The Law Minister wrote that PM Modi’s voice is the voice of 1.4 billion Indians. Controversy has erupted over the BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’. Rijiju said that ‘still some people in India have not overcome the colonial intoxication. They consider BBC above the Supreme Court. He alleged that some people are trying to lower the dignity and image of the country to any extent to please their moral masters.
Videos, tweets related to BBC documentary banned
The government has banned the release of parts of the BBC documentary on PM Modi on social media. The Ministry of Information Broadcasting has ordered a ban on several YouTube videos showing the first episode of this documentary. According to sources, more than 50 tweets sharing the link of the concerned YouTube video have also been asked to be blocked. The Information and Broadcasting Secretary has issued these directions in exercise of emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021. Following the instructions of the government, both YouTube and Twitter have removed the related videos.