BBC film on India's PM Modi, 2002 riots draws government ire

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waits for the arrival of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at Hyderabad house, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Days after India blocked a BBC documentary that examines Modis role during 2002 anti-Muslim riots and banned people from sharing it online, authorities are scrambling to halt screenings of the film in colleges and universities and restricting its clips on social media, a move that has been decried by critics as an assault on press freedom. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)