India got Russia's support, said- BBC's controversial documentary is proof of waging information war

Pankaj Prasad
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

India has got Russia's support on BBC's controversial documentary based on the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's spokesperson has given a big thumbs up to the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has described this as evidence of information war being waged by BBC on many fronts. Speaking to the media, he said, "I would like to draw your kind attention to the fact that this is yet another proof of information warfare being waged by BBC on various fronts." The BBC is not only against Russia, but also against other global centers that adhere to an independent policy. A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Minister said it had been known for years that the BBC was fighting within the British military to become an instrument of the interests of some groups against others. He said that the BBC should be treated in the same way.

Uproar continues in the country over the controversial BBC documentary based on the 2002 Gujarat riots and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On January 21, the central government banned the controversial documentary 'India: The Modi Question'. In protest against this decision of the government, student organizations tried to screen the documentary in many educational institutions across the country, after which the controversy increased further.

Hearing on the petition against banning the documentary on February 6, now the matter has reached the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will hear on February 6 the petition against the banning of the BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots. Let me tell you, the petitioner ML Sharma on Monday appealed for an early hearing of the case before a bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud. After this, the court directed to list it. Advocate ML Sharma in his PIL has demanded that the ban on BBC documentary be lifted to protect the fundamental rights of the public.