Before America, Britain’s PM Rishi Sunak also reacted to the BBC documentary. He had said that he does not agree with the portrayal of PM Modi.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price. (file photo)
There has been an uproar in the country over a BBC documentary on the 2002 Godhra riots. Complete opposition since the banning of the documentary Modi government is an attacker. now in this case America US State Department spokesman Ned Price has said that the US is not aware of the BBC documentary, but it is fully aware of the shared democratic values that connect Washington and New Delhi.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the US has an exceptionally deep partnership with India based on the values that are rooted in the democracies of the US and India. When a Pakistani journalist asked Price about the BBC documentary, he said, “I don’t know about this documentary you are talking about.” I am fully aware of the shared values that connect America and India as two thriving and vibrant democracies.
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Deep ties between the people of America and India- Price
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, I would say broadly that there are many elements that underpin the global strategic partnership with our Indian partners. There are close political and economic ties (between the two countries). The relationship between the people of America and India is extraordinarily deep.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has rejected this two-part documentary as a piece of propaganda and said that it clearly reflects bias, lack of objectivity and colonial mindset. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had said on this BBC documentary that it is a part of propaganda to push a wrong narrative.
Sunak also gave a response
Bagchi had said, let me make this point clear… We believe this is a part of disinformation, which is an attempt to push a wrong narrative. In this, prejudice, lack of objectivity and colonial mindset are clearly visible. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last week defended Prime Minister Modi over the controversial BBC documentary, saying that he does not agree with the portrayal of PM Modi.
What is the whole matter?
BBC has prepared a new series in two parts with the title India: The Modi Question. BBC claims that this 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. 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.
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