UK MP Slams BBC For “Biased” Coverage on Ram Mandir Consecration

London: In a recent session of the UK Parliament, member Bob Blackman criticized the BBC’s coverage of the consecration ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22. Blackman accused the BBC of bias, stating that the broadcaster incorrectly reported the site as the location of the destruction of a mosque, neglecting its history as a temple for over 2,000 years.

Speaking in Parliament, Blackman emphasized the significance of the Ram Mandir consecration to Hindus worldwide and highlighted the BBC’s failure to provide an accurate record of the historical context. He pointed out that Muslims had been allocated a separate five-acre site to build a mosque adjacent to the town.

Blackman urged fellow parliamentarians to consider a debate on the impartiality of the BBC and its shortcomings in presenting a comprehensive global view. Following the parliamentary session, Blackman posted on social media, stating that his constituents expressed concerns about the BBC’s biased reporting on the Ram Mandir, causing disharmony among supporters of Hindu rights.

The Ram Mandir consecration took place in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on January 22, attended by thousands, including foreign delegates. Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the ceremony, leading to celebrations across the state. Some states declared holidays, while others observed a ‘dry day’ with closures of non-vegetarian food shops until evening. The temple doors opened to the public the next day, attracting around 25 lakh (2.5 million) devotees in the first 11 days.

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