India dubs BBC documentary on Gujarat riots a propaganda piece
India on Thursday described a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots as a “propaganda piece” designed to push a particular “discredited narrative”.
The bias, lack of objectivity and continuing colonial mindset are blatantly visible, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said at a media briefing while replying to a volley of questions on the documentary.
The documentary deals with the riots that broke out in Gujarat when Narendra Modi was the chief minister. Bagchi said the documentary is a reflection on the agency and individuals that are peddling “this narrative” again. “It makes us wonder about purpose of this exercise and agenda behind it,” he said.