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Modi’s Question by BBC Prohibited in India

The Indian government is oppressing people who watch a documentary called “Modi’s Question” released by the BBC. Many students, activists, lawyers, and members of rival parties have been watching multiple YouTube videos, and Twitter accounts have shared the links to the BBC’s new two-part documentary film, which have been blocked by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).

According to Yahoo Finance, “Videos sharing @BBCWorld hostile propaganda and anti-India garbage, disguised as ‘documentary’, on @YouTube and tweets sharing links to the BBC documentary have been blocked under India’s sovereign laws and rules,” Kanchan Gupta, senior adviser at MIB, tweeted on Jan. 21—four days after the first part released on TV in the UK. The second aired there yesterday (Jan. 24) on its news website.

The Modi’s Question documentary shows the event of Gujarat riots in 2002 which was three days of inter-communal violence related to the burning of an express train. The coach number S-6 was set on fire, killing 59 passengers, including 27 women and 10 children.

The three days of riots left 1044 killed, 223 missing, and 2,500 injured. More than 75% of the dead were Muslim. By the time of the riots, Narendra Modi (72) (Oct.7, 2001-May, 22, 2014 incumbent at the office) was the chief minister of the Gujarat government, and critics have arisen against Modi since then.

A Special Investigation Team operated by the Supreme Court of India has been investigating Modi’s involvement in the three days riots and the death of many. However, despite all the efforts to investigate Modi, they were unable to find any evidence to initiate a prosecution proceeding against Modi in 2012.

However, the BBC is now covering an event and showing evidence of Modi’s involvement, which is seen as having a huge impact on his reelection in 2024 as Prime Minister. A secret UK department report pins Modi as being directly responsible for the event. According to Yahoo, widespread sexual attacks toward Muslim women in the Hindu region had also been occurring at the time, and considered the event as part of ethnic cleansing activities.

Now the Indian government detained the viewers as protestors. Even Elon Musk has allowed the removal of the links in the Twitter accounts as requested by the PM in India.

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