Russia on Monday attacked the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) over its documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has triggered an enormous controversy each in India and overseas.
Russian international minister Sergey Lavrov’s spokesperson has accused the UK broadcaster of waging an data struggle not solely in opposition to Russia however in opposition to different international locations following an unbiased coverage, ANI reported.
“I want to draw your consideration to the truth that it’s one more proof of BBC waging an data struggle on totally different fronts – not solely in opposition to Russia, but in addition in opposition to different international facilities of energy pursuing an unbiased coverage” the spokesperson stated.
“After a sure no. of years, it seems that BBC is preventing even inside the British institution, being an instrument of the pursuits of some teams in opposition to others. It needs to be handled accordingly”, the spokesperson added.
The controversial BBC documentary chronicling the occasions which transpired in the course of the 2002 Gujarat riots when Narendra Modi was the chief minister of the state, has triggered an enormous political slugfest. Terming the two-part sequence ‘India: The Modi Query’ a propaganda piece, the Centre blocked a number of Twitter accounts and YouTube movies sharing the documentary.
Amid the continued row, PM Modi whereas addressing a Nationwide Cadet Corps (NCC) rally stated futile makes an attempt have been made to ‘divide’ folks of the nation. “…to stop India’s aim of progressing, its motto of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’, many excuses are being dug, totally different subjects scraped to divide the kids of mom India…regardless of lakhs of such makes an attempt they won’t succeed,” he stated.
The documentary has been screened by opposition events and college students organisations in a number of college campuses throughout India.
UK’s Indian-origin PM Rishi Sunak had defended Modi within the British Parliament by distancing himself from the documentary. Sunak stated he doesn’t agree with the ‘characterisation’ of his Indian counterpart.
Final week, the USA had stated that it helps the necessity of a free press all over the world and made it some extent in India as effectively. US State Division spokesperson Ned Value replied to a question by a Pakistani journalist on the documentary, “I am going to say typically, in relation to this, we assist the significance of a free press all over the world,” Value replied.