Under Narendra Modi, India has grown and developed. Despite this, opposition leaders in India and other places have used false and misleading information to hurt the country’s reputation and its leader.
In November 2021, the BBC broadcast a Prime Minister Modi documentary. The documentary looks at how Modi led during the Gujarat riots of 2002 when more than 1,000 Muslims were killed.
Critics say the video is prejudiced and supports a “discredited narrative” against Modi. The Indian government banned the documentary and forced social media sites to remove links. The Ministry of External Affairs labelled the documentary “propaganda” and “a result of entrenched anti-Modi and anti-Indian lobbies” in the UK.
The Gujarat riots were properly examined, and the Indian Supreme Court acquitted Modi. The BBC programme ignores this and instead uses “supposedly,” “reportedly,” and “it was widely reported” to hedge because they had no solid proof.
The BBC video clearly tries to put down Prime Minister Modi and the things India has done while he has been in charge. It does not “highlight key challenges.” Opposition leaders who oppose national progress often utilise this technique.
The root of these malicious assaults on India and Modi is crucial. Opposition leaders in India and abroad want to demonise the nation and its leader. They may be motivated by politics, the status quo, or colonialism.
India has achieved progress in economic growth, infrastructural development, and social welfare programmes, notwithstanding these defamations of Prime Minister Modi. Make in India, Digital India, and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan have improved Indian’s lives and shown the world India’s technological and cleanliness leadership.
Prime Minister Modi’s trade and cooperation initiatives have strengthened India’s partnerships with other nations. He also promotes world peace and security and fights terrorism and extremism.
In 2022, the Supreme Court released a 452-page decision that cleared Prime Minister Modi of all blame for the Gujarat riots. It’s troubling that the BBC doesn’t care about this decision and keeps putting out unproven and discredited information.
In response to a BBC series that said Modi was involved in the Gujarat riots of 2002, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak defended Modi. During a session of the British Parliament, Sunak distanced himself from the video by saying that he didn’t agree with Modi’s portrayal. Sunak also made fun of British MP Imran Hussain, who was born in Pakistan and brought up the video in the House of Commons. The Indian government called the documentary “propaganda” and banned its transmission.
Sunak’s defence of PM Modi reflects the growing support for India’s leader and the country’s progress under his leadership. As Prime Minister Modi continues to lead India towards a brighter future, it is important to recognise the efforts of leaders like Rishi Sunak, who support and defend the progress. This kind of help shows how close the UK and India are to each other and how they care about democracy and development.
In a recent parliamentary debate, UK lawmaker Lord Karan Bilimoria praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He called Modi “one of the most powerful people in the world” and talked about India’s leadership role in the G20. Lord Bilimoria also spoke about India’s big plan to have the world’s second-largest economy in 25 years. He emphasised Modi’s efforts to modernise and transform India’s economy while reducing poverty and improving people’s lives. Lord Bilimoria painted a positive picture of India’s current path and Modi’s role in making this happen.
Lord Bilimoria’s comments show that Modi’s power and leadership are growing on the world stage. Most people agree that India has become a major economic and political power, and most people give Modi credit for leading this change.
Prominent Indian-origin UK citizens condemned the series. Prominent UK Citizen Lord Rami Ranger said the “BBC caused a great deal of hurt to over a billion Indians.” Lord Ramider Ranger told BBC executives that the critical documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unjust to India.
A group of 302 former judges, retired bureaucrats, and veterans slammed the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Modi, calling it a “motivated charge sheet” against our leader and patriot, Prime Minister Modi. They also stated that it reflects the BBC’s “negativity and prejudice.” Further, they claimed that it reflected British imperialism in India, where the British were trying to revive Hindu-Muslim tensions created by the British Raj’s policy of “divide and rule.”
It is important to note that India has grown significantly under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership. India has now overtaken the UK as the world’s fifth-largest economy. As president of the G-20, India seeks to showcase the country as never before. Its independent position on the Ukraine conflict when the UK is war-mongering on the issue cannot but displease circles in the UK and the West in general, including think tanks, the western media, and the ideological billionaires who are funding foundations to prevent countries like India from developing strategic autonomy and resisting the West’s control over their decisions. The BBC is part of this network that seeks to maintain the hegemony of the West.
Objections and protests during the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act are examples of the opposition’s attempts to hurt India and its leaders’ reputations. The CAA, which facilitates granting Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, was passed by Parliament and has led to protests in different parts of the country. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 made talaq-e-bidder or any other similar form of talaq having the effect of an instantaneous and irrevocable divorce pronounced by a Muslim husband void and illegal.
The construction of a Hindu temple in the northern town of Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram, has been met with protests by opponents of Prime Minister Modi. Modi launched the temple project following a Supreme Court ruling that granted Hindus the right to build a temple on the site, ending years of legal disputes.
Prime Minister Modi’s leadership has brought about significant growth and development in India. Under his leadership, the country’s economy has grown at one of the fastest rates in the world. It is now the fifth-largest economy in the world, passing the UK. India’s independent stance on the Ukraine conflict, its successful implementation of a digital revolution, and its efficient vaccination program for its billion-plus population are just a few examples of the progress made under Modi’s leadership.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been able to build good relationships with the leaders of other countries, and India’s reputation worldwide has changed a lot as a result. The Quad is a strategic partnership between India, the United States, Japan, and Australia. This is one of Modi’s most important diplomatic achievements. This partnership has helped to counter China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, and it has also helped to strengthen India’s ties with key players around the world.
Modi has also been successful in strengthening India’s relations with Russia. Even though the US and other Western countries have put sanctions on Russia, India has continued to buy weapons and oil from Russia and take part in military exercises there. Many people have praised Modi’s independent approach to diplomacy, which has helped India keep good relationships with the US and Russia.
In addition to his work in the Indo-Pacific region and with Russia, Modi has also built strong relationships with other countries in the Middle East and Africa. During his visit to the UAE in 2015, Modi signed several agreements to strengthen economic and political ties between the two countries. He has also made trips to Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other regional countries to strengthen relations further.
Modi has worked hard to build good relationships with other countries, as shown by his close friendships with other world leaders. He and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have become close friends, and the two have met many times over the years. Modi’s relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping has also been interesting. The two have met several times informally to improve relations between their countries.
Before distributing information, people and media outlets should fact-check. Fake news and propaganda should not persuade the Indian people and the world about Prime Minister Modi’s success.
The BBC documentary is not the first effort to discredit India and its leader. For years, Indian and international opposition leaders have propagated misinformation and made unsubstantiated claims. Minority concerns, lynchings, a decline in democracy, the Citizenship Amendment Act, farmer’s protests, Delhi riots, the Shaheen Bagh sit-in, the first COVID case, changing Article 370, demonetisation, and more have all been put on the Modi government.
It is very important to look into these serious claims because courts and independent investigations have cleared the Modi administration of many of them.
No nation is flawless, and the globe is complicated. India has hurdles, but Prime Minister Modi has guided the country to grow in recent years. Indian infrastructure, economy, and social assistance programmes have increased.
Opposition figures in India and abroad are defaming the nation and its leader. Before believing these claims, research them. Fake news and propaganda should not persuade the Indian people and the world about Prime Minister Modi’s success.