Modi defends ban on ‘Nirbhaya documentary’


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended his government’s decision to ban the documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ made on the backdrop of Delhi gang rape.

In an interview to ‘Time Magazine’ Modi said that the decision had to be taken to prevent the identity of the victim being revealed, because the case was sub judice and because it is the government’s duty to ensure the dignity of the victim is protected.

Modi has also spoken on relations with China saying that both sides have shown great maturity and economic cooperation. He also assured that his government will ensure protection of all communities.

The documentary was directed by Leslee Udwin and aired by BBC is based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder of a 23 year old physiotherapy student.