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BBC Faces Defamation Charges in Indian Court for Documentary Critical of PM Narendra Modi

HeadlineMay 25, 2023

In India, the Delhi High Court has summoned the BBC to face a defamation case over a documentary on India’s Hindu nationalist prime minister, Narendra Modi. The film, titled “India: The Modi Question,” aired earlier this year, highlighting Modi’s role in anti-Muslim riots which killed an estimated 1,000 people in 2002, when Modi was governor of Gujarat state. Modi’s government has attempted to block people sharing the film, calling it “hostile propaganda and anti-India garbage.”

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