More opposition parties come out to screen BBC documentary: reporttext_fields
New Delhi: As the controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi continues to snowball, student outfits and opposition parties declare their plan to screen it.
At least 50 students at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Monday defiantly screened it prompting rightwing student group ABVP to complain.
Meanwhile, the Congress and Trinamool Congress flayed the Modi administration for ‘censorship’ after I&B blocked the series on YouTube.
In the midst of swirling controversy, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday obliquely slammed those throw their weight behind the BBC documentary.
“For some people, the white rulers are still the masters whose decision on India is final, and not the decision of the Supreme Court of India or the will of the people of India,” Rijiju reportedly tweeted.
His comment follows Opposition parties’ decision to screen the documentary, especially of the likes including the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee’s plan to show it in all districts in the state.
The decision to screen the documentary, according to KPCC Minority Department Chairman Adv Shihabudeen Kariyath, comes in light of the ‘undeclared ban’ on it.
A youth of wing of CPI(M), the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), said it would screen the documentary in college campuses in Kannur and Kochi over the coming days.
The documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’, examining the leadership of PM Modi during the 2002 Gujarat riots, has been trashed by the Ministry of External Affairs.
The centre termed it as “a propaganda piece designed to push a particular discredited narrative”.
Meanwhile, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) has decided to go ahead with screening the documentary.
It comes a few hours after the JNU administration asked students to cancel the show.