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In an unprecedented move, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been banned from filming in India’s tiger reserves for five years. 

The ban was reportedly caused due to misrepresentation of facts in BBC South Asia Correspondent Justin Rowlatt‘s documentary on Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.

In his documentary titled Killing for Conservation, Rowlatt highlighted the Indian government’s “ruthless” anti-poaching policies. He claimed that Kaziranga has a “shoot-at-sight” order for poachers. 

He details in his written account: “The way the park protects the animals is controversial. Its rangers have been given the kind of powers to shoot and kill normally only conferred on armed forces policing civil unrest.” Read more…

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