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The High Court has given notice to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to respond in a libel case brought by a non-governmental organization (NGO). The petition alleged that one of his documentaries has damaged the reputation of India, the judiciary and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Judge Sachin Dutta has notified both the BBC (UK) and BBC (India) and asked them to respond to the lawsuit brought by Gujarat-based NGO Justice for Trial.
Question about BBC documentary in the petition
The petition states that the local office is the BBC (India) and that the BBC (UK) released the documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’. Which consists of two parts.
Senior advocate Harish Salve, acting on behalf of the NGO, said the defamation case was brought against the BBC in connection with a documentary. Who has defamed India and its entire system including the judiciary.
The next hearing is in September
He argued that the prime minister in the documentary has also been attacked. It has been argued on behalf of the plaintiff that this documentary contains defamatory allegations and tarnishes the country’s reputation. The court has set September 15 for the next hearing on the case.
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