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BBC documentary critical of PM Modi to be screened at Australian Parliament House

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“India: The Modi Question,” the BBC documentary critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindu nationalist politics is all set to be screened at the Australian Parliament House in Canberra.

The screening will be held by a group of diaspora organisations. The organisations have been trying to draw attention to India’s turning away from the founding principles of the Constitution under the BJP government.

The screening is a wholly private enterprise organised by diaspora groups along with the human rights organisation, Amnesty International, according to Telegraph.

The organisations include Amnesty International, Hindus for Human Rights Australia, New Zealand and Muslim Collective, The Periyar-Ambedkar Thought Circle-Australia, The Humanism Project and the Centre for Culture-Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation.

The screening will be followed by a discussion that will focus on the Gujarat Muslim genocide as well as India under PM Modi’s watch since 2014. The speakers include Aakashi Bhatt, daughter of whistleblower police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, Aakar Patel, former head of Amnesty International in India and Australian senators David Shoebridge and Jordon Steele-John.

The documentary, India: The Modi Question, finds Modi responsible for the 2002 anti-Muslim Gujarat pogrom and provides insight into his anti-Muslim policies. The documentary was banned in India.

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