NEW DELHI — India’s home minister said Thursday that the government would act against the British Broadcasting Corporation after it ignored a court order and aired a documentary about a fatal gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim.
“India’s Daughter” by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin was to have been shown on Sunday, International Women’s Day, in India as well as in Britain, Denmark, Sweden and several other countries. Police and the government got a court order that halted the screening, but the BBC aired the documentary in the United Kingdom late Wednesday.
Indian viewers cannot see it on the BBC’s website, but it could be seen on YouTube.
The broadcaster said in a statement that it had moved the screening time forward “given the intense level of interest” and to “enable viewers to see this incredibly powerful documentary at the earliest opportunity.”
Home Minister Rajnath Singh…
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