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Indian PM Narendra Modi Moves to Censor BBC Documentary 

HeadlineJan 26, 2023

In India, police detained students at New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia university before a planned screening of a new BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has sparked a growing firestorm and has been banned by Modi. At the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, also in New Delhi, authorities resorted to cutting power to the student union hall to thwart a screening. The film, in part, covers Modi’s time as chief minister of Gujarat, when he was accused of complicity in the deadly 2002 anti-Muslim riots which killed an estimated 1,000 people. Modi’s government, which is coming under mounting accusations of censorship, also ordered Twitter and YouTube to remove excerpts of the film from their sites.

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