Demanding a ban on BBC, Hindu Sena gave the example of Indira Gandhi government, CJI DY Chandrachud said – come tomorrow
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of Hindu Sena President Vishnu Gupta to ban the BBC. In this PIL, demanding a ban on BBC, it has been alleged that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is conspiring to break the unity, integrity and sovereignty of India.
Hindu Sena has said in its petition that through the documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ focused on PM Narendra Modi, not only an attempt was made to tarnish the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but also to destroy the social fabric of India. There was also an attempt to hurt. BBC has been doing anti-India work since the time of independence and is continuously spreading anti-India propaganda despite independent rule.
Example of Indira government’s decision of 1970
In this petition, the decision of the Indira Gandhi government has also been mentioned, under which the government had banned BBC for 2 years in the year 1970 and BBC employees were asked to leave India. . The petition states that in 1970, 40 Congress MPs issued a statement saying that the BBC was deliberately broadcasting anti-India propaganda.
#SupremeCourt refuses to hear urgent mention of PIL by Hindu Sena seeking a total ban on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for airing the documentary titled, ‘India: The Modi Question’ relating to the 2002 Gujarat riots
CJI DY Chandrachud: Come tomorrow#SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/011o92W6Be
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) February 2, 2023
What did the CJI say on the petition to ban BBC?
On Thursday i.e. February 2, the petition of Hindu Sena came up for urgent listing in front of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud. CJI Chandrachud refused urgent hearing and asked the petitioner to come tomorrow….
Petition against banning documentary
Let us tell you that on the instructions of the Central Government, YouTube and Twitter have removed the documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ focused on PM Modi from their platforms. A PIL has also been filed in the Supreme Court against this decision of the government. Advocate ML Sharma has alleged in his PIL that the documentary was banned in India to suppress the truth. They have demanded the cancellation of the January 21 decision of the Modi government, under which the documentary was banned.
CJI Chandrachud has agreed for an urgent hearing of the matter and the matter will be heard on February 6. On the other hand, famous advocate Prashant Bhushan, senior journalist N. Ram has also filed a petition in the SC against the banning of the documentary.