BBC Documentary: Shashi Tharoor raised questions on Anil Antony’s resignation, asked- How can a documentary affect the sovereignty of the nation?

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Tharoor said that our national security and sovereignty is not something that can be easily influenced by a documentary. We are a strong country.

Speaking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor said the argument that it would affect India’s sovereignty was not convincing. He said that India’s national security and sovereignty is not weak. Talking about the BBC documentary, Shashi Tharoor said that I am glad that the government has said that it will not interfere with freedom of expression. A youth organization in Kerala organized screenings against censorship, which I also supported. He further said that the argument that it would affect India’s sovereignty is not credible. It’s not that delicate.

Tharoor said that our national security and sovereignty is not something that can be easily influenced by a documentary. We are a strong country. The argument is correct that the issue has been put to rest in the legal sense. The argument is also correct that people have their own misconceptions and objections. He said that in our democracy all issues can be discussed. If the government had sought my advice, I would have told them to ignore it and it would have been passed.

Anil Antony resigns

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Wednesday hit out at Rahul Gandhi after senior Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister AK Antony’s son Anil Antony resigned from all party posts, calling the main opposition party “spoonful”. The court of British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) documentary based on the 2002 riots in Gujarat, Anil Antony has called it a dangerous trend to give more importance to the views of Indian institutions, saying that this would affect the sovereignty of the country. After this reaction, Antony was facing criticism from within the party itself. He resigned from all his posts in the party on Wednesday.

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