BBC Documentary Row Now Reaches Supreme Court!

Mon Jan 30 2023 16:36:28 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

The controversial documentary made by BCC brought the sensational Gujarat riots case back to the news. The way the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi was depicted in the documentary did not go well with the government and the controversial documentary was banned in India.

Even after the government banned the documentary, a few universities held a screening of the documentary, and a few students were reportedly detained for this. The opposition parties slammed the government for banning the documentary and asked what is the reason behind this.

A bunch of petitions were filed in the Supreme Court challenging the ban imposed on the BBC documentary. To lift the ban on the documentary on the Gujarat riots, the petitions were filed on Monday. The bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud accepted the petitions and said that they will be heard next week.

Saying that people are getting arrested and it is a serious matter, the petitioners requested the Supreme Court to list the issue as a serious matter. The bench said that the matter will be heard next week.

On the other hand, a few also support the demand to ban the documentary as the BBC's actions led to civil unrest. Prakash Singh, who served as the Deputy General of Police of Assam and Uttar Pradesh sought legal action against BBC.

The ex-DGP is a big personality and was even honoured with the Civilian Award Padma Shri. Expressing his dissatisfaction with the documentary made by the British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC) he said that legal action should be taken against the company.

"Ministry of Law should examine the possibility of taking legal action against the BBC in UK and even in India. The documentary caused civil unrest in the country. Harish Salve is based in London," he said backing the demand.

The documentary talks about the intense Gujarat riots. As the BJP was in power then it was said that Muslims were targeted. The 2002 Gujarat riots are said to have happened after a boogie with Karsevaks was burnt in Gujarat. It was called the most violent episode in Gujarat's history.