The two-part documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ was dropped earlier this week on BBC.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stepped up to defend Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the release of the controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Godhra riots. When asked by opposition Labour Party MP Imran Hussain, who is of Pakistani-origin, whether he agreed with the documentary's claim that "Modi was directly responsible", PM Sunak said he did not agree with the characterisation of India's current prime minister.
"The UK government's position on that is clear and long standing, and it has not changed. Of course, we do not tolerate persecution anywhere, but I am not sure that I agree at all with the characterisation that the hon. gentleman has put forward," the British PM said.
The two-part documentary titled 'India: The Modi Question' was dropped earlier this week on BBC. The documentary looks at the role PM Modi played during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The second part of the documentary is expected to release on January 24 and will "look at the troubled relationship between Indian PM Narendra Modi's government and India's Muslim minority following his re-election in 2019."