Daily Archives: March 5, 2015

YouTube blocks access to BBC documentary, government serves legal notice

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New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) YouTube on Thursday began blocking access to the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape, citing court orders, while the government served legal notice to the top news channel after it ignored a court’s restraining order and aired the documentary carrying an interview with one of the rape convicts.

The documentary “India’s Daughter”, by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, carries an interview with Mukesh Singh, one of the six men who brutally raped a 23-year-old woman on December 16, 2012. The documentary has kicked up a storm in India, with some women’s groups demanding a ban.

The BBC aired the documentary on Wednesday night, advancing the date from its scheduled March 8 broadcast. Support for the documentary has built up among people after they saw the documentary.

AAP divide persists even after Bhushan, Yadav exit


New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP remained a divided house Thursday, as one party leader alleged that two senior colleagues were dropped from its top decision body though they had offered to step down honourably and another decrying the expose.

Even as Yogendra Yadav, who along with Prashant Bhushan was ousted from the nine-member Political Affairs Committee (PAC) Wednesday night, sounded conciliatory note Thursday, another senior leader, Mayank Gandhi, made public what happened at the National Executive meet here, triggering anger among party volunteers over the ugly leadership tussle.

“I wish to say clearly there was no bargaining in yesterday’s (Wednesday) meeting (of the National Executive),” Yadav told the media here.