India: Kerala Governor questions timing of BBC documentary in which India assumes G20 presidency

India: Kerala Governor questions timing of BBC documentary in which India assumes G20 presidency

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Wednesday questioned the timing of the printed of the BBC’s controversial documentary “India: The Modi Drawback,” saying it got here at a time when India assumed the presidency of the G20. Talking to reporters right here, Khan mentioned he was shocked {that a} overseas documentarian gave extra significance to the opinion of “he’s our colonial masters” than the choice of the nation’s highest court docket.

“Many judgments, timing, all these must be taken into consideration, together with the choice of the very best court docket on earth. It is a time when India assumes the presidency of the G20.

“Why was this specific time chosen to disclose this brazen materials? You’ll be able to’t ignore them, and particularly if it comes from a supply that has dominated us for over 200 years,” the governor mentioned.

He mentioned the aim behind the documentary’s launch was to “shatter India”.

Khan additionally mentioned that he predicted that the British wouldn’t have the ability to preserve its freedom throughout India’s independence.

“So whenever you get these sorts of feedback (documentary) from individuals like them, it must be taken with a pinch of salt,” he mentioned.

The governor claimed that they (British) thought that India would break up after independence and wouldn’t have the ability to preserve its unity because of its variety. “Now they see India rising on the world stage. Not solely that, an individual of Indian descent is their prime minister.

Due to this fact, they need to use each alternative as an alternative of making or inventing alternatives to degrade India’s repute.

“I do not suppose this situation must be mentioned additional. It must be handled with the contempt it deserves,” Khan mentioned.

The documentary was screened in varied locations throughout the state, together with faculties, on Tuesday, and BJP youth wing took up their sleeves to protest the demonstrations.

The middle oversaw the blocking of a number of YouTube movies and Twitter posts linking to the documentary final week.

A two-part BBC documentary that claimed to discover sure features of the 2002 Gujarat riots, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was prime minister of that state, was scrapped by the State Division as a “propaganda piece” devoid of impartiality. and mirrored a “colonial mentality”.

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