Placards reading "BBC is a threat to India's Unity and it should be Banned" and "BBC stop tarnishing India's image. BBC leave India" were put up outside the main gate of the BBC office amid a row over the controversial documentary.
The placards were removed by the police. Hindu Sena members also accused the media organisation of conspiring to tarnish and malign the image of both India and Prime Minister Modi.
Hindu Sena members also accused the media organisation of conspiring to tarnish and malign the image of both India and Prime Minister Modi.
The BBC is a threat to the unity and integrity of the nation and the channel should be banned in India immediately, Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta said.
He recalled that the BBC was banned in India during the tenure of Indira Gandhi as prime minister. The ban was lifted after the organisation submitted an apology, Gupta claimed.
When asked, a senior police officer said, "Our patrolling team, which was present nearby, spotted the placards outside the BBC office and removed those.
"Some of them (Hindu Sena members) were still trying to display the placards elsewhere but they could not due to police presence and fled." Legal action has not been initiated as no complaint was received, he said.
Documentary is on PM Modi's tenure as CM during Gujarat riots in 2002
The two-part documentary asserts that it looked at specific riot-related issues while Gujarat's chief minister was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The government has ordered Twitter and YouTube to block links to the documentary "India: The Modi Question." The documentary has been derided by the Ministry of External Affairs as a "propaganda effort" that lacks objectivity and exhibits a colonial mentality.
BBC engaged in damaging India's reputation globally
The BBC is now being accused by the Hindu Sena of participating in a global plot to damage India's reputation and that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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