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BBC documentary row: Rishi Sunak defends PM, snubs Pak-origin MP | World News

BBC documentary row: Rishi Sunak defends PM, snubs Pak-origin MP | World Information

Defending Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the British Parliament, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak distanced himself from the BBC documentary sequence, saying he “does not agree with the characterization” of his Indian counterpart.

Sunak made these remarks on the controversial documentary that was raised within the British Parliament by Pakistan-origin MP Imran Hussain.

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“The UK authorities’s place on this has been clear and long-standing and hasn’t modified, in fact, we do not tolerate persecution the place it seems anyplace however I’m not certain I agree in any respect with the characterization that the honourable gentleman has put ahead to,” Sunak stated whereas responding to Hussain’s query on the BBC report.

UK’s Nationwide broadcaster BBC aired a two-part sequence attacking PM Narendra Modi’s tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister in the course of the Gujarat riots of 2002. The documentary sparked outrage and was faraway from choose platforms.

Distinguished Indian-origin UK residents condemned the sequence. Distinguished UK Citizen Lord Rami Ranger stated the “BBC prompted a substantial amount of harm to over a billion Indians.”

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Condemning the biased reporting of BBC, Rami tweeted, “@BBCNews You’ve gotten prompted a substantial amount of harm to over a billion Indians It insults a democratically elected@PMOIndia Indian Police & the Indian judiciary. We condemn the riots and lack of life & additionally condemn your biased reporting.”

Ministry of Exterior Affairs additionally reacted to the BBC report and stated that it is a utterly biased copy.

Whereas addressing a weekly briefing in New Delhi, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated, “We expect it is a propaganda piece. This has no objectivity. That is biased. Do word that this hasn’t been screened in India. We do not wish to reply extra on this in order that this does not get a lot dignity.”

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He even raised questions on “the aim of the train and the agenda behind it.”

“The documentary is a mirrored image of the company and people which can be peddling this narrative once more. It makes us surprise concerning the objective of the train and the agenda behind it; frankly, we do want to dignify these efforts,” he added.

Referring to obvious remarks made by former UK Secretary Jack Straw within the documentary sequence, Bagchi stated “He (Jack Straw) appears to be referring to some inside UK report. How do I’ve entry to that? It is a 20-year-old report. Why would we soar on it now? Simply because Jack says it how do they lend it that a lot legitimacy.”

“I heard phrases like inquiry and investigations. There’s a purpose why we use the colonial mindset. We do not use phrases loosely. What inquiry they have been diplomats there…investigation, are they ruling the nation? Bagchi requested.