The BBC received a notification from the Delhi High Court on Monday in a defamation case involving their documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The two-part BBC documentary "India: The Modi Question," which is outlawed in India, claims to have looked into the details surrounding the riots that took place in Gujarat in 2002, when PM Modi was the chief government of the region.
The notice was issued to the BBC in a defamation suit filed by a Gujarat-based NGO 'Justice on Trial'.
For the NGO, senior attorney Harish Salve said that the documentary "defamed" India and the entire system, including the judicial branch.
Justice Sachin Datta issued a summon and listed the case for further consideration in September.