Shiromani Akali Dal leader, Manjinder Sigh Sirsa took to Twitter on Saturday night, to extend his support to the senior Sikh journalist from BBC. The senior journalist, Lord Inderjit Singh recently quit BBC over the accusations of ‘prejudice and intolerance’ in the channel. Singh was stopped from presenting a story on Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and how he fought the Islamic oppression and forced conversion. The SAD leader, Manjinder Singh accused BBC of “racial discrimination” over the forceful embargo on presenting the story.
Manjinder Singh also threatened BBC that the entire Sikh community might boycott the channel if they do not apologise to the senior journalist, Inderjit Singh. He accused the channel of having an agenda to “twist the history” for their benefit. Lastly, Manjinder Singh also said that the whole Sikh community is in the support of Inderjit Sigh. Additionally, he also said that the community was “proud” of him.
This is RACIAL DISCRIMINATION@BBCWorld has stopped Sr Journalist Lord Inderjit Singh from presenting the story of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and how he fought against Islamic Oppression & Forced Conversionhttps://t.co/KAzBcaJan5— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) October 5, 2019
.@BBCWorld cannot change the history nor the truth. Rather this shows their agenda and collaboration in twisting the history for their benefit. The media house should apologise to Lord Singh or the entire community would boycott the channel completely@ANI @News18India @republic https://t.co/1MfPmp60hF— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) October 5, 2019
We are proud of Lord Inderjit Singh’s decision of quitting BBC over the 'prejudice & intolerance' towards Sikh history@BBC blocked a historical broadcast on Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji bcos it didn’t serve the channel’s agenda. Entire Sikh community stands in support of Lord Singh pic.twitter.com/iiFj5Y2zHd— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) October 5, 2019
Inderjit Singh had worked at BBC Radio Four's ‘Thought for the Day’ for over 30 years. Singh hit out at BBC’s 'misplaced sense of political correctness' because the block the contributors to say non-controversial things to avoid any complaint from listeners. According to the media reports, Lord Inderjit Singh has made a statement saying, “It was like saying to a Christian that he or she should not talk about Easter for fear of giving offence to the Jews”. As per media reports, the 87-year-old after leaving also complained about his treatment but a review by BBC director of radio James Purnell rejected his complaint.