The Modi Question – Protests echoed across London this week. Over 500 individuals took to the streets to condemn the controversial BBC documentary (The Modi Question), with chants of defunding the platform and allegations that it is “anti-India, anti-Hindu and anti-Modi”. As the Government of India evoked emergency laws to block the broadcast, many around the brown-world have found themselves at unique crossroads in how they interpret the main issues and how it impacts the notion of Indianness, religion, identity and how we look at political parties.
Today I am joined by perspectives from around the world and a deep-dive discussion with Dr Vivek Kaul who was one of the initiators of the BBC protest to understand why they took this action, the misconceptions at play and his own experience.
Opinions voiced are not representative of the Global Indian Platform and are personal in nature.
About Dr. Vivek Kaul.
Dr Vivek Kaul was born in Jammu & Kashmir state . He did is schooling & pre medical education in Srinagar , Kashmir. His father was Chief Engineer in power development department & mother was head of the department in Hindi at Kashmir University. Dr Kaul did his medicine from Osmanian Medical college & Masters in Surgery from Bombay University. He was selected as Senior Resident in Surgery at prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
He left for United Kingdom in 1996 & worked as a Surgeon at Brighton & Sussex University Hospital. His area of interest were General , Laparoscopic & Endoscopy.
Dr. Kaul & his fellow Hindus had to unfortunately leave Kashmir in 1990 when conditions became unbearable for them to live there due to violence unleashed on them by the terrorists.
Dr. Kaul wants to devote his life for the greater good of humanity & charity causes
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