Published On : Wed, Mar 4th, 2015

Won’t allow telecast of Nirbhaya documentary, says Rajnath Singh

NewDelhi: There is outrage and anger after excerpts of an interview of a December 16 gang-rape convict came into public domain. The interview was taken for a BBC documentary and was to be telecast later this week. However, the government has advised media not to telecast the same and the Delhi Police have also secured a restraining order from a court against telecast of the interview.

Live updates:

  • Will ensure interviews inside jails are not allowed in future and such incidences don’t recur – Rajnath
  • I am surprised about the circumstances in which such orders (to shoot the documentary) were given – Rajnath
  • I was deeply hurt by this when I came to know about it yesterday. I spoke to authorities and made sure all steps taken to stop the broadcast – Rajnath
  • Government won’t allow anyone to leverage this tragedy – Rajnath
  • It has come to notice that on March 8, 2015, BBC 4 is going to telecast this documentary.
  • Our government condemns the incident of 2012. The government has taken necessary action and secured a court order restraining telecast of film – Rajnath
  • It was noted the film shown was unedited version and not edited. They were required to take approval from Tihar Jail authorities before telecast but did not so – Rajnath
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is making a suo motu statement in the Rajya Sabha
  • I expressed my anger that such criminals were allowed to give an interview. Such criminals being given even five minutes under the sun is wrong, says Congress leader Ambika Soni
  • Rajya Sabha adjourns briefly following uproar with Opposition demand for action against Tihar Jail authorities for allowing interview of December 16 gang-rape convict
  • We don’t need your crocodile tears – Jaya Bachchan to Treasury Benches
  • Also, we will inform the House whatever action the government takes – Naqvi
  • Home Minister has taken cognizance of the issue, rest assured we will take strict action against those who were at fault – Naqvi
  • MoS MA Naqvi says the government is trying to find out how this interview happened
  • I want the government to take action and report to this House – Kurien
  • The convict is now justifying his crime. This is unbelievable – Kurien
  • The question is not about BBC, the interview happened in this country – Kurien
  • Notice reserved but I agree, interview should not have happened – Kurien
  • The matter is sensitive, says Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien
  • Parliament convenes
  • Senior JD(U) leader KC Tyagi has given a notice to debate the Nirbhaya documentary issue in the Rajya Sabha