'Why no BBC documentary on British atrocities in India?', asks Kerala Guv


Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | Photo: Mathrubhumi News

Thiruvananthapuram: Why they did not make a documentary on the British atrocities in India? asks Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan while answering a query on the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

He shared his thoughts while speaking at the Hindu Conclave, organised by the Kerala Hindus of North America in Thiruvananthapuram.

“So many serious things have happened in the past. Why have they not made any documentaries when the British were ruling India? or when the craftsmen's thumbs were cut out, and duties were imposed on textile exports?” Khan asked.

“I feel sorry for those people who are giving more credence to the views of a documentary maker than the judicial verdicts given by so many courts, including the Supreme Court of India,” he added.

Further, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan also asked the attendees to call him ‘Hindu’.

He remarked that 'Hindu' is not a religious term but instead used to define people born in a particular geographical area.

“Why don’t you call me a Hindu? I do not consider Hindu as a religious term,” he said.

“The term 'Hindu' is a geographical term. Anybody who is born in India, anybody who lives (here), or eats food that is produced in India, anybody who drinks water from the rivers of India, is entitled to call himself a Hindu,” he added.

Lately, a two-part BBC documentary titled ‘India: The Modi Question’ based on the 2002 Gujarat riots had caused an uproar in the country. The controversial series was screened at several places amid protests.

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