He took to Twitter and wrote, "Despite large differences with BJP, I think those in placing views of BBC, a state sponsored channel with a long history of prejudices, and of Jack Straw, the brain behind the Iraq war, over institutions is setting a dangerous precedence, will undermine our sovereignty."
Delhi Police on Wednesday detained at least four students for allegedly creating a ruckus outside the Jamia Milia Islamia University here over the proposed screening of the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Shah, while addressing the event, said "I want to say from the heart that awards were given to such persons that I felt proud felicitating them. It's always difficult to select people for awards from such a big field.
Misra has been granted interim relief for eight weeks, during which he cannot stay in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi and its adjoining areas. He can enter UP only when asked to appear before the trial court. He has been ordered to leave UP within a week.
Amid the border standoff with China, India is expediting work on several key projects including on a strategic road linking Darcha in Himachal Pradesh with Ladakh that will criss-cross a number of high-altitude snow-bound passes.