Sikhs attack MTV office (Lead)

June 17th, 2008 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS  


Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The office of MTV India in south-central Mumbai was attacked by over 200 Sikhs Monday afternoon in protest against a defamatory poster put up by the music channel. According to a spokesperson for MTV, the protesters were agitated about a poster of its career-based reality show, “On The Job.”

The promo posters of the show and the new career options before youth depict a woman massaging a man, while a Sikh youth looks on.

Apparently, some Sikh organisations took umbrage at the poster and attacked the MTV India office in Parel. Police have rushed to the spot and were attempting to bring the situation under control when reports last came in. The Sikh organisations have not been identified yet.

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