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Blocking BBC film critical of PM’s role in Gujarat riots futile. Censorship doesn’t help

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Like Xerxes whipping the ocean for disobeying him, the government’s efforts to block access to a BBC documentary critical of the PM’s role in Gujarat riots is an exercise in futility. The allegations—right or otherwise—have long been publicly debated. Knee-jerk censorship only gives ammunition to the PM’s critics.

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