India: The Modi Question; BBC documentary criticises Indian PM’s approach toward Muslims
India: The Modi Question, the new BBC documentary criticises the Indian PM’s approach toward Muslims.
And obviously has left the Indians and India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fuming on Twitter.
The first episode of the two-part documentary series was aired earlier this week on Tuesday on BBC Two, while the second part is due to arrive next week on January 24.
“Narendra Modi’s premiership has been dogged by persistent allegations about the attitude of his Government towards India’s Muslim population. This series investigates these allegations and examines Modi’s backstory, as well as other questions about his politics when it comes to India’s largest religious minority,” BBC said in a statement.
In the first episode, BBC investigates Modi’s rise through the ranks of the leading right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), leading up to his appointment as the Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat in 2001.
That is the point from where the controversy starts. The BBC’s inquiry team had found that Modi had prevented the Gujarat Police from acting to stop violence targeted at Muslims in 2002
No matter how much the BJP government may try to cover up the truth, the world sees Modi for what he truly is!
“The episode examines in detail accusations that Mr. Modi failed to take sufficient action to ensure the protection of Muslims during the riots and discovers new evidence provided to western diplomats who criticised his conduct and uncovers first-hand testimonies,” BBC added.
“All allegations have been denied by the Indian PM and subsequent judicial inquiries have failed to find conclusive evidence of serious misconduct,” it added.
Here is how Twitter reacts to the BBC documentary:
The Indian govt has slammed a BBC documentary on Modi, dismissing it as “propaganda,” but BBC is sticking to its guns.— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) January 20, 2023
The first episode of the two-part documentary “India:The Modi Question” aired on BBC Two on Jan. 17. Link to doc: https://t.co/bemj5SD69Whttps://t.co/sQKATZMfLK
The world cannot afford to miss this interview straight out of the BBC 2 documentary on Narendra Modi. One of the rare occasions when Modi spoke to a journalist after the 2002 pogrom in GUJARAT. This is his attitude to journalists and journalism and minorities— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) January 18, 2023
Via @churumuri pic.twitter.com/ZfozM2uYYe
The British Broadcasting Colonizer (BBC) is demonizing Indian PM Modi on the basis of a claim made by their well-known propagandist Jack Straw. He is the same guy who signed up the plans for invasion of Iraq over fake WMDs, which killed up to a million Muslims! Typical formula.— Aarti Tikoo (@AartiTikoo) January 19, 2023
#BBCDocumentary was released a day after #Modi instructed his National Executive Council to start a Muslim outreach program, without expecting votes in return. It’s a spoiler for the evil nexus of Leftists & Islamists. You can expect more propaganda before G20, & 2024 elections.— Zahack Tanvir – ضحاك تنوير (@zahacktanvir) January 19, 2023
The British inquiry team had found that Modi had prevented the Gujarat Police from acting to stop violence targeted at Muslims in 2002 – BBC documentary https://t.co/UznjmTBMkk— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) January 18, 2023
Despite much of the information already known as an Indian viewer, BBC's documentary on Modi is a difficult watch. And of course only an international org can broadcast it now considering Modi has overcome his biggest weakness from 20 years ago – "handling the media" at home.— Pooja 🌈 (@Pooja_Chaudhuri) January 20, 2023
For those who haven't watched the BBC documentary on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's role in anti-Muslim violence, here is the link:👇🏽— Indian American Muslim Council (@IAMCouncil) January 19, 2023
Post 2002, a team sent by the British government had directly held Modi responsible for the Gujarat Pogrom. https://t.co/hi13nTXT2F
The BBC documentary reveals that the UK govt inquiry held @narendramodi 'Directly Responsible' for the 2002 Gujarat Riots.— Dr. Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) January 19, 2023
No matter how much the BJP govt may try to cover up the truth, the world sees Modi for what he truly is!