Video: Jagmeet Singh caused a stir in British media after protesting during a live BBC broadcast to bring up the issue of the current situation in Punjab. The brave act of Jagmeet Singh was appreciated by Sikhs worldwide with thousands of tweets on Twitter.
Towards the end of the show, Jagmeet stood up and said, “Sikhs are being killed in Punjab but nobody is reporting it, please report it.”
The charity Everythings 12 Basics of Sikhi responded with the following statement:
So disappointed by the BBC’s treatment of Jagmeet Singh on Sunday Morning Live this morning. The presenter shut down Singh and repeatedly belittled him for bringing up the issue of violence against Sikhs in Punjab. Please share this post and join in the Twitter debate which is now trending using the following hashtags:
#bbcsml #SikhLivesMatter #JagmeetSingh
Below via the Independent:
A BBC presenter threatened to eject a panellist live on-air after he attempted to protest about the lack of media coverage of violence against Sikhs in the Punjab.
Appearing on Sunday Morning Live, Jagmeet Singh, from the educational charity Basics of Sikhi, stood up in front of the camera and interrupted presenter Sian Williams.
Mr Singh said: “I have to say Sikhs are being killed in Punjab and nobody is reporting it. Please report it.”
Visibly frustrated by the disruption to the show, Williams hit back: “Jagmeet I will have to get you taken out unless you allow polite and respect for guests here and our audience at home.” Via: The Independent
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There is a petition with over 70,000 signatures urging the BBC to cover the killings in Punjab.
The following comments were seen on the official thread of BBC:
Scott Mccarthy I love Sikhs lol…Just watching Sunday Morning Live Even when they protested they are polite. Well done Mr Sikh man you win the prize for the nicest, most respectful protestor to date. If only other faiths could take a leaf out of your protesting hand book. Bravo
Kuldeep Singh Deol “THE SIKH” guy as some people have put it put everything on the line to raise aware for human rights violations in Punjab, which the BBC chose not to report. Why such Bias against the Sikhs? We should all be treated the same, regardless of caste, colour, religion. Its sad it has come to this to raise awareness, and we pay for them to report like this. People are being killed and BBC are not interested. Over 30 years of biased reporting
Nick Cocks LOL, I loved that. What you going to do BBC Sunday Morning Live, throw him out? Oh, better not might be accused of “racism.” Respect to the #Skih guy for standing up the BIASED BBC!