BBC Asian Network Radio Jockey Interview Leaves Jay Hind Staff Speechless
Published: August 4, 2012
Ludhiana (August 04, 2012): On August 02, 2012 BBC Asian Network host Nihal Arthanayake, a non-Sikh, interviewed the Jay Hind staff including the host Sumeet Raghvan. Fauja Singh’s personal trainer Harminder Singh was also on the show when the Jay Hind team was left speechless. The Jay Hind team was unable to respond to questions such as why they showed Fauja Singh wiping his face with his beard and how they could talk about the genocide of Sikhs in a humorous way.
At the end, the producer and the presenter resorted to saying that for their actions, they have been under attack by the Sikh community, including insulting remarks. They have perhaps failed to realize that for being in the media, Jay Hind has a wider responsibility to ensure their shows do not insult other communities. On the other hand, individuals expressing anguish are individuals alone–they do not represent the entire Sikh community.