There is constant discussion these days about BBC’s documentary India: The Modi Question. There has been an uproar across the country regarding this video. Meanwhile, Pakistani journalist asked questions in this regard to the State Department official in America, to which he has given a strong answer.
Washington. A US State Department spokesman has said the US is not aware of the BBC documentary, but is fully aware of the shared “democratic values” that link Washington and New Delhi. The BBC has produced a new two-part series titled ‘India: The Modi Question’. The BBC claims that the series explores various aspects of the 2002 riots in Gujarat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of the state during the Gujarat riots.
Responding to a Pakistani journalist’s question at a press conference here on Monday, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the US has an “extraordinarily deep partnership” with New Delhi based on the values that both the US and India share as democracies. are the same for When the Pakistani journalist again asked Price about the BBC documentary, he said, “I don’t know about the documentary (of the BBC on the 2002 Gujarat riots) you are talking about.” I am acutely aware of the shared values that connect the United States and India as two thriving and vibrant democracies.
Price said that when we have been concerned about any steps taken in India, we have taken them. We’ve had an opportunity to do so, but we want to first solidify the values that are central to our relationship. Price said there are many elements that strengthen Washington’s global strategic partnership with New Delhi, including political, economic and people-to-people ties.
He said that I would say broadly that there are several elements that underpin the global strategic partnership with our Indian partners. (the two countries) have close political and economic ties. The ties between the people of America and India are extraordinarily deep. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has dismissed the two-part documentary as ‘a piece of propaganda’ and said it clearly reflected bias, lack of objectivity and a colonial mindset.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi last week said the BBC documentary was part of a disinformation campaign to push a “false narrative”. Bagchi had said let me make this point clear… We believe this is a part of disinformation, an attempt to push a particular ‘false narrative’. It clearly shows prejudice, lack of objectivity and colonial mindset.
India has issued instructions on January 21 to block several YouTube videos and Twitter posts sharing links to the BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last week defended Prime Minister Modi over the controversial BBC documentary, saying that he “does not agree with the characterisation” of Prime Minister Modi.
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