The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the petitions challenging the Central government's move to ban a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots entitled - 'India: The Modi Question'.
Senior advocate CU Singh and advocate ML Sharma filed separate Public Interest Litigations (PILs) against the Central government's decision to ban the BBC documentary, alleging the government decision was "malafide, arbitrary and unconstitutional".
On January 21, the Central government directed a ban on the BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots.
A three-member bench including Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala took note of the submissions for an urgent listing of the separate PILs made by senior advocate CU Singh and advocate ML Sharma.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to list on February 6 the PIL against the Centre's decision to ban the BBC documentary, according to reports.