BBC docuseries row: ‘For some people, white people are still masters’, says law minister Kiren Rijiju | India News – Times of India



NEW DELHI: Amid an ongoing controversy over BBC‘s docuseries on Prime Minster Narendra Modi, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju has hit out at those supporting the film which has been banned by the Centre.
“For some people, white people are still the masters,” he said in a tweet posted in Hindi on his official Twitter account on Tuesday.

He added that some people have gone ahead and defied the order of the Supreme Court of India.
In another tweet, on January 22, Rijiju had taken a dig at people living with a colonial mindset in the country.

“They consider BBC above the Supreme Court of India and lower the country’s dignity and image to any extent to please their moral masters,” his tweet read.
Meanwhile, a section of students of the University of Hyderabad screened the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its campus on Tuesday.
The University has asked for a report from its security wing over the matter, the administration said.
The law minister’s tweet also comes a day after a group of students in the name of Jawaharlal Nehru University Student’s Union released a pamphlet for the screening of the documentary on Tuesday.
“The administration of the university has warned against the screening of the BBC documentary on PM Modi, stating that strict action will be taken against the students who defy the order. It said that such “unauthorized activity” may “disturb peace and harmony” of the University campus.
Earlier last week, the Centre had issued directions for blocking multiple YouTube videos and Twitter posts sharing links to the controversial documentary.
The two-part BBC documentary, which claims it investigated certain aspects relating to the 2002 Gujarat riots when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of the state, has been trashed by the ministry of external affairs as a “propaganda piece” that lacked objectivity and reflected a “colonial mindset”.
(With inputs from agencies)





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