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UK UK Sikhs, Hindus Against Use Of Word 'Asian' In Criminality Talk


May 11, 2010
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London: British Sikhs and Hindus have launched an online petition asking politicians and media to stop using vague terms like "Asian" while talking of child sex grooming by gangs as it besmirches their communities.

Four leading religious groups - the Hindu Council UK, the Network of Sikh Organisations, the Sikh Media Monitoring Group and the Sikh Awareness Society - have sponsored the online petition, The Times said in a report today.

Political correctness should not stop the government from identifying "an emerging pattern of criminality" perpetrated by some British Pakistanis against predominantly white girls, they were quoted as saying by The Times.

The petition has called on British politicians and the media to stop using vague terms that "besmirch" their communities.

"By masking the identity of perpetrators by using the vague terminology 'Asian', we are unable to have a mature discussion or get to the root cause of an emerging pattern of criminality," the organisations claim, according to the report.

"In order to help find a solution to the problem, we need to be clear on the identity of those involved. We will not be able to do this if we mask the identity based on misguided views of protecting a vulnerable community of perpetrators and not looking at the vulnerable community of victims. Political correctness by some of our elected representatives is stifling an important debate," they were quoted as saying.

Lord Indarjit Singh of Wimbledon, director of the Network of Sikh Organisations, complained in 2012 to the BBC about the word Asian being used "in an unhelpful, misleading and insensitive way".

His complaint was not upheld because the BBC said it was used in the relevant broadcast "to refer to the ethnicity of those involved, rather than their religion". However, the BBC did acknowledge his concerns.

The petition criticises Simon Danczuk, the Labour MP for Rochdale.

He said in a BBC interview: "We still need a breakthrough, I think, in terms of the Asian community."


Gyani Jarnail Singh

Sawa lakh se EK larraoan
Jul 4, 2004
too much political correctness results in way too much is happening now where the 99% miscreants come form Muslim Community - be they Pakistanis, Algerians, Sudanese, Iranians, Afghans, Syrians... whatever.. but the media calls them SOUTH ASIAN...but i dont see them doing the same to the WHITES..those are clearly id as Romanians, Gypsies, Bulgarians, Lithuanians etc..why NOT "Caucasians/Europeans" ?? clearly double speak...

WE need to speak up...SIKHS are one of the BEST peaceful, well integrated, negligible on welfare/fraud pension disability benefit cheats etc etc HARDWORKING and HONEST people...heres the proof.. :grinningsingh::grinningsingh::grinningsingh::grinningsingh::grinningsingh:

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