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CPM youth wing says BBC documentary on PM Modi shall be proven in Kerala

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting blocks access to BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots

By PTI

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: DYFI, the youth wing of the ruling CPIM in Kerala, on Tuesday introduced that the controversial BBC documentary “India: The Modi Question” could be proven within the state.

The announcement, on its Facebook web page, by the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) comes within the wake of the Centre’s instructions to dam a number of YouTube movies and Twitter posts sharing hyperlinks to the documentary.

The two-part BBC documentary, which claims it investigated sure points referring to the 2002 Gujarat riots when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of that state, has been trashed by the Ministry of External Affairs as a “propaganda piece” that lacked objectivity and mirrored a “colonial mindset”.

The instructions on blocking entry have been understood to have been issued by Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Friday utilizing the emergency powers below the IT Rules, 2021.

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The central authorities’s transfer has acquired sharp criticism from opposition events just like the Congress and the TMC for imposing “censorship”.

At the identical time a gaggle of 302 former judges, ex-bureaucrats and veterans slammed the BBC documentary as a “motivated charge sheet against our leader, a fellow Indian and a patriot” and a mirrored image of “dyed-in-the-wool negativity and unrelenting prejudice”.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: DYFI, the youth wing of the ruling CPIM in Kerala, on Tuesday introduced that the controversial BBC documentary “India: The Modi Question” could be proven within the state.

The announcement, on its Facebook web page, by the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) comes within the wake of the Centre’s instructions to dam a number of YouTube movies and Twitter posts sharing hyperlinks to the documentary.

The two-part BBC documentary, which claims it investigated sure points referring to the 2002 Gujarat riots when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of that state, has been trashed by the Ministry of External Affairs as a “propaganda piece” that lacked objectivity and mirrored a “colonial mindset”.

The instructions on blocking entry have been understood to have been issued by Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Friday utilizing the emergency powers below the IT Rules, 2021.

ALSO READ| Despite advisory, JNUSU to display BBC documentary on Modi at univ 

The central authorities’s transfer has acquired sharp criticism from opposition events just like the Congress and the TMC for imposing “censorship”.

At the identical time a gaggle of 302 former judges, ex-bureaucrats and veterans slammed the BBC documentary as a “motivated charge sheet against our leader, a fellow Indian and a patriot” and a mirrored image of “dyed-in-the-wool negativity and unrelenting prejudice”.

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