Indian Supreme Court Bans Al Jazeera documentary on anti-Muslim violence

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AMMAN — The Allahabad high court of India, ruled on June 14, to prohibit the broadcast of the Al Jazeera documentary "India... Who Lit the Fuse" in all Indian states until the issues raised in a petition “are adjudicated” after notice to the Doha-based broadcaster.اضافة اعلان

The high court, considering “the evil consequences” that are likely to occur on the telecast or broadcast of the film in question, has deferred the telecast pending consideration of the petition, Al Jazeera reported.

In addition to the ban, the court issued a judicial order instructing the government to implement necessary measures to prevent the publication of the documentary without prior examination by the authorities and obtaining the required authorization for its broadcast.

A hearing for the case has been scheduled for July 6, providing an opportunity for further legal deliberation.

The documentary, which originally aired on June 2, is part of the investigative series "Zero Distance" that sheds light on the plight of Muslims in India.

Through gripping testimonies from victims of the Muslim minority in India, the film exposes clandestine plots by a Hindu organization targeting Muslims across various regions of the country.

Led by journalist Salam Hindawi, the program's team gained access to highly volatile Indian states plagued by violence and persecution against Muslims.

Moreover, the documentary unveils official documents that have never been made public before, revealing the existence of Hindu extremist camps with the intent of targeting Muslims.

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