Andhra Pradesh

BBC aired documentary to tarnish India’s image, says Nanaiah

Former Law Minister M.C. Nanaiah, who is heading an expert committee to suggest amendments to the law related to sexual assault cases and enhancement of punishment for the crime, on Monday said that the BBC aired the documentary India’s Daughter to tarnish the country’s image globally.

‘Defamatory’

Addressing presspersons here, he said many sexual assault cases were reported from Britain and other advanced countries, but no documentary was made by interviewing the convicts. India’s Daughter contained defamatory remarks against Indian men, he claimed.

Mr. Nanaiah questioned the motives behind the documentary by British director Leslee Udwin and said more stringent laws were required to try sexual assault cases. The State had set up 10 fast-track courts to try such cases, he said.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had also criticised the BBC for airing the documentary.

Report in 3 months

On the progress of the expert committee’s work, Mr. Nanaiah said it would submit its report and recommendations to the State government in the next three months.


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