We have blocked videos and tweets that are sharing links to a BBC documentary concerning Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s role during sectarian riots that took place in 2002, Indian Government. Moreover, they called the documentary “hostile propaganda and anti-India garbage”.
What Kanchan Gupta said:
Kanchan Gupta, an adviser to the Indian government tweeted that the government block the documentary about our Prime Minister. We block its clips from being shared on social media.
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 independent laws.
Kanchan Gupta- Via Tweeter
The Indian government also issue an order to Twitter to block more than 50 tweets with links.
Gupta said Orders were also issued to Twitter to block over 50 tweets with links to YouTube videos. Both the biggest sources of trend, Youtube and Twitter have been corporate with the instructions.
For comment, not any firm was available on Sunday. Few tweets with clips of the documentary, India: The Modi Question, which has not been aired in the World’s largest democracy, were still available Sunday.
Gupta said the documentary is a source of division among various Indian communities. Multiple ministries had found it casting aspersions on the authority and credibility of the Supreme Court of India.
Accordingly, @BBCWorld’s vile propaganda was found to be undermining the sovereignty and integrity of India, and having the potential to adversely impact India’s friendly relations with foreign countries as also public order within the country.”
Kanchan Gupta- Via Tweeter
Short Description Of Documentary
An infamous 2002 Gujarat riots began when a train was set on fire with 59 Hindu pilgrims. By conspiracy 31 Muslims were sentenced for the murder.
Modi, who was premier of Gujrat State at that time, told police to ignore the violence that cause almost 1,000 people dead. Of 1,000 people most of them were minority Muslims.
BBC documentary citing a previously classified British foreign ministry report quoting unnamed sources saying that Modi met senior police officers. He orders them to stay away from the anti-Muslim violence by right-wing Hindu extremist groups. The assault was politically motivated and the purpose was to clear Muslims from Hindu areas.
Narendra Modi was briefly subjected to a travel ban from the United States over the violence.
2012: Supreme Court’ Investigation
In 2012 Indian Supreme Court appointed a special investigative team to inquire about the role of Modi and other in anti-Muslim violence but they fell too short of finding any evidence.