NEW DELHI: A controversial BBC documentary featuring one of the December 16, 2012 gang rape convicts has been uploaded on video sharing website YouTube by an individual.
The Union government on Wednesday had banned the telecast of BBC documentary "India's daughter" in India.
The government's order to ban the documentary was upheld by a Delhi court. The court also banned the telecast of the film on internet.
Additionally, Delhi Police has written to ministry of IT and CERT(Computer Emergency Response Team) to block the content of documentary uploaded on YouTube and other social websites.
BBC, however, ignored the Indian government's ban and aired the documentary on Wednesday night in UK. The BBC has said that it will not telecast the film in India.
The documentary was initially prepared for a worldwide premiere on March 8 — International Women's Day. But the BBC, post the ban of the documentary in India, decided to telecast the film on Wednesday night in UK.
British filmmaker Leslee Udwin addresses a press conference on her documentary film 'India's Daughter, ' about the Dec. 16, 2012 gang rape in New Delhi (TOI Photo by Yogesh Kumar)
The documentary "India's daughter" by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin has kicked up a storm over the interview of one of the six men who raped the 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist on December 16, 2012 on board a moving bus in Delhi. She later died in a Singaporre hospital where she had been airlifted for specialized treatment.