New Delhi: Defying the ban imposed by the Indian government on the telecast of documentary film ‘India’s Daughter’, which is based on the interview of one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case, the Britain-based British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Wednesday night (3:30 am Thursday Indian time) broadcast the controversial film.
Here are the live updates:
It is likely that the Delhi Police may question the BBC crew who shot the controversial documentary ‘ India’s Daughter’.
A high-level meet is underway at the Home Ministry and is being chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Sources say the issue of Nirbhaya documentary is likely to be discussed at the meet.
British film-maker Leslee Udwin, who shot the controversial documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ left India for the UK last evening, reports said. She boarded the flight back home ahead of the telecast of the film.
Sources say the government could take action against the BBC for defying the ban on telecast of the Nirbhaya documentary
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The UK-based BBC has defied the ban imposed by the Indian government on the telecast of the controversial documentary film, ‘India’s Daughter’. The film was on Wednesday night broadcast in the UK on channel BBC 4. The channel is also available for viewing in other countries.
The documentary film is based on the interview of one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case.
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The BBC had originally scheduled the documentary, made by British film-maker Leslee Udwin, for telecast on March 8 worldwide, including India. March 8 is International Women’s Day.
However, the broadcaster advanced the telecast in view of the “intense level of interest” in the film, it said in a statement, as per reports.
“This harrowing documentary, made with the full support and co-operation of the victim’s parents, provides a revealing insight into a horrific crime that sent shock waves around the world and led to protests across India demanding changes in attitudes towards women. The film handles the issue responsibly and we are confident the programme fully complies with our editorial guidelines,” the BBC added in its statement.
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The development came a day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that the government would not allow the telecast of the film in India, and would also seek to stop its broadcast worldwide.
As per reports, the film is also available for viewing online.
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Rajnath also said that a probe will be held to find out how the permission was given to interview the convict inside Tihar Jail.
The Delhi Police has already filed an FIR in the case and have begun investigation.