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27 Jan 2023


Banning of BBC Modi documentary causes unrest

Unrest, censorship, and disinformation are likely to continue after the Indian government banned a BBC film on Narendra Modi and his role in Gujarat riots in 2002 on 23 January. The government describes the film as propaganda and has used emergency powers to instruct social media companies to remove content related to the film. Throughout the past week, students have attempted to gather and watch the documentary, leading to unrest and arrests. Censorship, disinformation, and unrest is likely to continue as the government attempts to suppress the spread of the film.