On Saturday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued directions to block the first episode of the BBC Documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ on YouTube, and other social media platforms. The social media platform Twitter was asked to block more than 50 tweets containing the links of the video on YouTube. However, by the time the direction to delete was issued, more than a lakh people had already watched the documentary.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting later issued another set of directions for people who have already watched the documentary. Ministry asks the people who have already watched the documentary to donate their eyes. The ministry used the emergency powers under the IT rules, 2021 to issue the directions.
On the other hand, UK has condemned the banning of broadcasting saying are we living in North Korea or in world under a British rule?