Controversy over BBC documentary "India: The Modi Question"
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The government has condemned theBBC documentary "India: The Modi Question" on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming it a propaganda and an attempt to defame.
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This documentary on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) questions his leadership as the state's chief minister during theGujarat riots.
In 2002, violence broke out after a train carrying Hindu pilgrims caught fire in Godhra, Gujarat, killing more than 1,000 people, most of them Muslims.
The BBC documentary has been criticised since its release. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has also lodged a deep objection to this.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has termed it as a mere propaganda gimmick and a product of colonial mentality.
A Supreme Court-appointed inquiry found no evidence of any wrongdoing by PM Modi, who was the chief minister of Gujarat when the riots broke out in February 2002.
What is ‘India: The Modi Question’?
It is a TV series on 2002 riots in Gujarat which occurred during PM Modi’s time as Chief Minister of the state.
It is a two-part series broadcast on BBC Two.
The series explores how "the office of Narendra Modi has been affected by persistent allegations about his government's attitude towards India's Muslim population".
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