The Indian government lashed out at the BBC over a documentary critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
The film India: The Modi Question has not been aired in India. The government has now banned sharing clips of the documentary, asking Twitter and YouTube to take down links and videos, Indian news channel NDTV said citing people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Government adviser Kanchan Gupta confirmed that instructions have been issued under emergency powers granted to the government by the nation’s information technology regulations.
He described the documentary as “hateful propaganda” and said that YouTube and Twitter “have complied with the directions.”
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