BBC Documentary Controversy: Supreme Court Notice To Center, Seeks Answer In Three Weeks, Hearing In April – Supreme Court Notice To Center Plea Seeking Direction To Restrain Government From Censoring Bbc Documentary


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The Supreme Court issued notice to the Center on a plea seeking a direction to the Central Government to stop the censoring of a BBC documentary related to the 2002 Gujarat riots. The Supreme Court has sought an answer from the Center in three weeks. The next hearing will be in April. Senior advocate CU Singh, appearing for senior journalist N Ram, TMC MP Mahua Moitra and advocate Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court that this is a case where emergency powers were invoked without orders being in public domain. He informed that tweets sharing the link of the documentary have been blocked.

Let us tell you that earlier on January 30, the apex court had said that it would also hear on next Monday the petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to ban the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Center had banned on January 21

Let us tell you that on January 21, the central government banned the controversial BBC documentary “India: The Modi Question” in the country. However, student organizations in several educational institutions have raised hue and cry over the screening of the documentary, leading to controversy.

Kiren Rijiju made a strong comment

The Union Law Minister made a scathing comment on the petitions filed against the BBC documentary ban in the Supreme Court. He had said that in this way these people waste the precious time of the Hon’ble Supreme Court where thousands of common citizens are waiting for dates for justice. Please tell that journalist N Ram, advocate Prashant Bhushan, TMC MP Mahua Moitra have also moved the Supreme Court on this matter.