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It is a propaganda piece: India on BBC documentary on Gujarat riots

Bagchi said the documentary is a reflection on the agency and individuals that are peddling "this narrative" again

Arindam Bagchi

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

Press Trust of India New Delhi
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.

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First Published: Jan 19 2023 | 6:20 PM IST

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