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Amid controversy over BBC series on PM Modi, Vivek Agnihotri says Britain is always divided.

World NewsIndia NewsAmid controversy over BBC series on PM Modi, Vivek Agnihotri says Britain is always divided.

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri said on Friday that Britain has always believed in the ideology of dividing people. BBC Documentary Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been called a ‘piece of propaganda’ by the Ministry of External Affairs. The two-part BBC documentary India: The Modi Question is at the center of a controversy after the Foreign Ministry questioned the motivation and colonial mindset behind it.

The first part of the series was aired on Tuesday, not in India. The second part is scheduled to air on January 24.

Amid widespread condemnation of the documentary’s content, advocate Vineet Jindal filed a complaint against the BBC for “attacking the integrity of the country and the Prime Minister”.

‘The British should not be trusted’: Former Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal

Former diplomat Kanwal Sibal who was the Foreign Secretary. A 2002 BBC documentary quoted former British foreign secretary Jack Straw as incendiary, “opening up old wounds to stoke communal tensions in India, persecute Muslims and smear Modi.” to suppress the existing narrative about the .wrote the former diplomat.

As the documentary is apparently based on a ‘secret investigation’ conducted by the then British government, Kanwal Sibal said that he was informed of the British mischief and issued a warning to the missions in Delhi. That they should not interfere in internal affairs.

“What secrets did the British government access from the people on the ground, the opposition, civil society, journalists etc? How can a foreign government conduct a secret inquiry in another country? Did they send people undercover? To the GOI How did such an on-the-spot inquiry take place without knowing?” Ridiculous,” the former diplomat wrote between rows.

Terming UK Prime Minister Rishi Sinha’s response to it as ‘weak’, Kanwal Sibal said Sinha did not completely reject the report and called it a mere misrepresentation. “This opportunity should have been used to indirectly address the damage by making positive references to India-UK relations,” he tweeted.

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