The Delhi High Court has summoned the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) over its documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The defamation case against the BBC — the national broadcaster of the UK — says the documentary damaged the reputation of Modi, India, and the Indian judiciary.
The documentary titled ‘India — The Modi Question’ was heavily criticised in the country and a defamation lawsuit was filed by BJP leader Binay Kumar Singh. In addition to an unconditional apology, the lawsuit demands Rs 10 lakh towards damages.
The lawsuit claims that the documentary incited anxiety and fear among members of numerous groups, has the potential to incite violence, and endanger national public order.
India: The Modi Question, by BBC Two, delves into PM’s early political career and the Gujarat riots of 2002. The documentary also covers events such as the anti-CAA protests and revoking of the special status to J&K under Article 370.
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