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BBC releases "India’s Daughter" online, MHA to take action

3/5/2015 4:57:47 PM

New Delhi: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Wednesday night (3:30 AM IST Thursday) released the controversial film 'India's Daughter'online. BBC defied the ban imposed by the Delhi Court. The documentary film is directed by Leslee Udwin.

The Delhi Police has written to the Telecom and Communications Ministry and sought blocking of the availability of documentary film 'India's Daughter' on YouTube.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has indicated that the government is considering action against the BBC for defying its ban and telecasting the controversial documentary, India's Daughter. “We had said that the Nirbhaya documentary shouldn't be broadcast. MHA will take necessary action”, said Rajnath. 

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said they will take measures to ensure that the documentary is not broadcast anymore. “We are going to take action; whatever is required will be done under law,” he adds.
MoS Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “The channel that broadcast the Nirbhaya documentary will not be forgiven”. 

The BBC has said that it has no plans to telecast the controversial documentary on December 16, 2012 gang-rape incident in India even though it went ahead and broadcast it in the UK, defying the ban imposed on by the Indian government. In a communication to the Home Ministry, the BBC said that in compliance with the Government of India's directive, it would not telecast the documentary in India. However, in the same communication, the British media giant said that it has broadcast the film in United Kingdom last night 10:00 pm GMT.

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