New Delhi: Taking on the Centre, Trinamool Congress MPs Mahua Moitra and Derek O’Brien shared the link to the controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday and vowed to combat towards “censorship”.
On Friday, the federal government ordered social media platforms Twitter and YouTube to block hyperlinks to the documentary titled “India: The Modi Question”. The Foreign Office referred to as the documentary a “piece of propaganda” that lacks objectivity and displays a colonial mindset.
O’Brien was among the many opposition leaders whose tweet in regards to the documentary was deleted by Twitter.
On Sunday, the 2 MPs additionally shared a listing of “blocked” Twitter hyperlinks on authorities directives. “Twitter links of citizens blocked by govt for sharing @BBC report. @derekobrienmp & @pbhushan1 on it. My link is still active,” Moitra tweeted. The incendiary TMC MP says she won’t accept ‘censorship’.
She posted a link to the documentary on her official deal with stating, “Sorry, I was not elected to represent the largest democracy in the world to accept censorship. Here is the link. Watch it while you can. ”
“Government on a war footing to ensure no one in India can watch a simple @BBC broadcast. Too bad the Emperor and the courtiers of the world’s greatest democracy are so insecure,” he mentioned. she tweeted on Saturday.
“Censorship. Twitter removed my tweet from the BBC documentary. It has received thousands of views. The hour-long BBC documentary exposes how much the prime minister hates minorities,” O’Brien alleged on Saturday.
On Sunday, he mentioned one in every of his tweets sharing the link was nonetheless energetic and shared it.
Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju slammed the controversial documentary, saying India’s picture couldn’t be disgraced by “malicious campaigns”.
In a sequence of tweets in English and Hindi on Saturday and Sunday, he mentioned minorities, or for that matter, each group in India are making constructive progress.
“Some people in India still haven’t overcome the colonial hangover. They consider the BBC above the Supreme Court of India and lower the dignity and image of the country to some extent to please their moral masters,” Rijiju mentioned.
He mentioned that not a lot might be anticipated from members of the “tukde-tukde gang” who search to weaken India’s energy.
The Center has requested YouTube and Twitter to take away new hyperlinks to the documentary if anybody uploads or re-tweets them, sources mentioned. However, opposition events objected to the transfer and claimed the documentary ‘uncovered’ Modi.
A Supreme Court-mandated inquiry discovered no proof of wrongdoing by Prime Minister Modi, who was chief minister of Gujarat when the riots broke out in February 2002.