The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) UK has held protests and mass gatherings all over the UK against The BBC.
The protests took place in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, and London on Monday.
BJP UK has taken legal action against the BBC for their recent documentary on the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Supporters of the BJP have also lodged a complaint against the BBC. Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, has declined to comment on the matter. The BBC has also declined to comment on the situation.
Sureshi Manglagiri, the General Secretary of the BJP UK, stated: “The BBC is helping the opposition party to overthrow them in the next parliamentary election by creating a negative image of Prime Minister and it’s never going to happen.”
He also added that the relationship between Britain and India is still strong, and the party will seek a legal explanation for the alleged propaganda against the Prime Minister.
The protests in the UK have drawn attention to the controversial documentary “India: The Modi Question” and the BJP’s stance against it.
The actions have sparked a debate about freedom of speech and the role of the media in shaping public opinion.
The outcome of the legal action taken by the BJP UK will be closely watched by media outlets and freedom of speech advocates around the world.
Several people in India have been arrested in relation to the presentation of the BBC’s Documentary, after the country banned the film. The first episode was about the Gujarat Genocide.
The Indian government had instructed social media platforms and YouTube to block links to the documentary. However, the Supreme Court of India rejected the Hindu Sena’s petition to ban the BBC channel in India.