Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Saturday said that he is feeling upset over those people who trust more to the views of a BBC documentary than the judicial verdict given by so many courts in the country including the Supreme Court of India.
Speaking on the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi – ‘India: The Modi Question,’ Governor Khan said that he feels sorry for those people who trust more to the views of a documentary maker than the verdicts of the courts in the country.
“India is doing well. So these people are desperate. I feel sorry for some of our own people because they trust a documentary more than the judgments of the country’s judiciary including the Supreme Court,” Governor Khan told media persons here.
He asked why the BBC didn’t make a documentary on the British atrocities in India.
“So many serious things have happened in the past. Why didn’t they make any documentaries when the British were ruling India or when the craftsmen’s thumbs were cut out, and duties were imposed on textile exports?” Khan asked
Earlier, speaking at the inauguration of the Hindu Conclave of Kerala Hindus of North America, Governor Khan said that he wants to be called a Hindu.
He said that ‘Hindu’ is not a religious term but instead used to define people born in a particular geographical area. Hinduism is the name of the culture which highlighted Sanatan Dharma. All those born in India are Hindus, he said.
“Why don’t you call me a Hindu? I do not consider Hindu as a religious term,” he said while inaugurating the conclave.