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Screening of BBC documentary on PM Modi in Australian Parliament, MPs surround Albania

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned to India today after completing a two-day tour of Australia. During Modi’s visit to Australia, the BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’, banned in India, was screened in the Australian Parliament on behalf of several local organisations, including Amnesty International. During the screening, ‘The Greens’ party MP Jordan Steele-John said that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese did not discuss the issue of human rights in India with PM Modi during his meeting, for which he expressed displeasure.

Australian MPs said – should be ready to listen to criticism

According to a report in The Australian, the MP has said that Anthony Albanese has not discussed human rights in India with PM Modi and now he should be ready to listen to criticism of Australia’s failures.

A BBC documentary on PM Modi was shown in the Parliament of Australia

More than 20 thousand tourists warmly welcomed PM Modi at Sydney Olympic Park on Tuesday. During this, Albanese addressed PM Modi as Boss. On the second day, yesterday both the leaders visited the Sydney Opera House, lit in the colors of the Indian flag. At the same time, the controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi was shown in the Australian Parliament, in which only 50 people participated.

Screening of this documentary in collaboration with human rights organizations

We the Diaspora screened this documentary in collaboration with several human rights organisations. This included several human rights organisations, including CARE, Human Rights for Hindus, Amnesty International, Periyar Ambedkar Thought Circle-Australia and The Humanism Project.

Western approach towards human rights

During the screening of the documentary, there was a demand in the Australian Parliament that Albanese should discuss with PM Modi the allegations of human rights abuses and lack of press freedom in India. MP Steele John said that western countries often show double standards when it comes to human rights. He told Parliament that his frustration with the Albanians turned to anger after they did not raise the issue of human rights during their meeting with PM Modi.