The workers of the Hindu Sena have put up boards outside the BBC office in New Delhi’s Kasturba Gandhi Marg calling for a ban on the media organisation over its documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The two-part documentary claims it investigated certain aspects relating to the riots when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat. 

The Centre had recently directed social media platforms Twitter and YouTube to block links to the documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’. The Ministry of External Affairs has trashed the documentary as a “propaganda piece” that lacks objectivity and reflects a colonial mindset.

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Now the Hindu Sena has accused the BBC of an international conspiracy to tarnish the image of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta told India Today, “BBC is a threat to the unity and integrity of the country. BBC should be banned immediately.”

Even in the past, Indira Gandhi had banned the BBC but the ban was later lifted, he added. The BBC was banned during the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975.

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