BBC ignores Indian Govt Order, airs Nirbhaya Documentary in UK


New Delhi, March 05: Despite Indian government banned the telecast of the Nirbhaya documentary, the BBC without caring for the order, aired the show titled "documentary- Storyville-India's Daughter" on its channel and uploaded it on YouTube too.

The BBC had decided to telecast it on March 8, but it changed its schedule after India put pressure not to air the controversial documentary on the December 16 gangrape of the paramedical student, who was victim of the human lust and brutality.

The documentary was aired in UK on BBC Four at 10 pm on March 4.

However, the BBC in a statement said that the broadcaster is responsible for the transmission of the film in the UK.

The film made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin reveals the insight into the brutal crime that claimed a life of an innocent girl following which India witnessed mass protests demanding justice for the victim and strong law for the safety of women.

Udwin came under fire after she took the interview of Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts, the driver of the bus in which the 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gangraped by six men on the night of December 16, 2012.

In the interview Mukesh, who is lodged in Tihar jail, made derogatory remarks against women.

While, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured the Parliament that the documentary will not be allowed to be aired under any circumstances, the BBC showed its power to broadcast the film.

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