Delhi Desk, Delhi Magazine: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in a defamation suit filed by a non-governmental organization (NGO) which claimed that one of its documentaries defamed the reputation of India, judiciary and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. has been damaged. Justice Sachin Dutta issued notices to BBC (UK) as well as BBC (India) and asked them to respond to the case filed by Gujarat-based NGO ‘Justice for Trial’.
The petition states that BBC (India) is the local operations office and BBC (UK) released the documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’, which has two parts. Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the NGO, said that the defamation suit against BBC has been filed in relation to a documentary which “defamed” India and its entire system including the judiciary. He argued that the Prime Minister has also been attacked in the documentary.
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It has been argued on behalf of the plaintiff that this documentary makes defamatory allegations and stains the reputation of the country. The High Court said that notice be issued to the respondents in all acceptable ways.