SMS joke offends Sikhs, demand apology from Anil AmbaniDecember 3rd, 2007 - 7:09 pm ICT by admin
Meerut (UP), Dec 3 (ANI): People belonging to the Sikh community in Meerut staged violent protests on Monday after taking serious offence to a joke circulated on a mobile network, and has demanded apology from the chief of the Reliance Communications, Anil Ambani.
A joke reportedly originated from a website called www.santabanta.com , which is based on two humorous Sikh characters, and got circulated by Reliance Communications that had been giving space to an advertisement campaign of the website.
Members of the Sikh community launched a mass protest after an ‘utterly derogatory’ joke was circulated on the mobile network.
“Since the past few years our community has been the butt of ridicule and snide jokes. Be it television, plays or movies, we have been targeted. But this joke by Santa Banta on Reliance is utterly disgusting,” said Jagmeet Singh Meet, President of Gurudwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha.
The community is now demanding withdrawal of the joke.
“If he (Anil Ambani) doesn’t apologise, we will launch a worldwide protest and burn all the Reliance offices,” threatened Meet. (ANI)
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