NCTA claims BBC documentary has presented ‘erroneous matter’ about the conservational rules in the national park
A BBC documentary got its reporter and network banned for showcasing false facts on the security measures taken by the wildlife guards. The documentary reportedly had presented the ‘pitiable’ condition of the Kaziranga national park in Assam, questioning the measures being taken by the authorities to protect the animals.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has imposed a ban following this on the BBC network and its reporter, Justin Rowlatt for 5 years.
Justin Rowlatt, BBC’s South Asia correspondent was seen in a show titled ‘One World: Killing for Conservation,’ that depicted the rhino conservation methods in Kaziranga. It said that the authorities went as far as to give power to the forest guards to kill anyone who they thought might harm the animal. Refuting these depictions as cooked up stories, NCTA had taken strict action which does not permit BBC to do any more filming in Indian national parks.
The NCTA has asked all the wildlife authorities of all the states to ban BBC reporters and filming for 5 years.