The center has asked Twitter and YouTube to remove the links of a BBC documentary about the Gujarat riots in 2002 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who have direct knowledge of the matter. this said.
Many tweets and YouTube videos of the documentary titled “India: The Modi Question” no longer appear on video sharing sites and microblogging.
The Department of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has asked the two social media giants to block the first episode of the BBC documentary, people familiar with the matter said, a day after the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak separate yourself from the documentary seriessaid he “disagrees with the characterization” of his Indian counterpart in the UK parliament by Pakistani-born MP Imran Hussain.
The ministry has asked Twitter to delete more than 50 tweets about the British national broadcaster documentary, the people said.
Trinamool Congressman Derek O’Brien was among several opposition leaders whose tweets about the documentary have since been deleted by Twitter.
“Censorship. Twitter has taken down my tweet about the BBC documentary. It has received thousands of views. The hour-long BBC documentary shows how the Prime Minister hates minorities,” he said. O’Brien alleges.
The I&B Department ordered the links to be removed with emergency powers under the Information Technology Rule, 2021, and both YouTube and Twitter have agreed to comply with the order, who have knowledge of the matter. said.
India has called the documentary “propaganda post“lack of objectivity and reflects colonial thinking.
The center has also asked YouTube and Twitter to remove the documentary’s new links if some people upload or retweet them, the sources said.
Officials from several ministries including at home and abroad, with the exception of I&B, thoroughly examined the document and found it to be an attempt to negate the Supreme Court’s authority and credibility, sowing confusion. divides communities in India and makes baseless accusations about the actions of foreign governments in India, said people with direct knowledge of the matter.
An investigation appointed by the Supreme Court found no evidence of wrongdoing by Prime Minister Modi, who was the Chief Minister of Gujarat when riots broke out in February 2002.
Yesterday, while dismissing the Pakistani-born MP who raised the documentary in the UK parliament, Mr Sunak, son-in-law of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy, said: “The UK government’s position on the matter This has been clear and enduring and has not changed, of course, we don’t tolerate abuse wherever it occurs but I’m not sure I agree at all with the characterization of respectable gentlemen. issued.”