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‘Why give the British power?’ Shashi Tharoor replies to the BBC documentary controversy

The BBC documentary “India’s Daughter” has sparked controversy in India, as it focuses on the 2012 Delhi gang rape. The documentary includes an interview with one of the convicted rapists, Mukesh Singh, who made remarks about women which have been widely condemned.

In responding to the controversy, Shashi Tharoor, the Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development, argued that the BBC had made a mistake in giving the convicted rapist the platform to express his views. He argued that it was wrong to give Brits the power to set the narrative about India, and that it was also wrong to give such a criminal the opportunity to express his views unchallenged. He also argued that the BBC should have consulted with the Indian government before airing the documentary, as the government would have been better placed to provide an accurate and balanced perspective on the issue.