Oz radio host calls India a 'shit hole', Ganga a 'junkyard'

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Kyle Sandilands
Melbourne, Aug 1: An Australian radio host is under fire from the Indian community after he passed disparaging comments on India and Hinduism, calling river Ganga a 'junkyard'.

A Sydney based Indian group has requested immediate apology from the radio station after Kyle Sandilands on his show-"Kyle and Jacky O"passed anti-India remarks.

In a report of a programme 'Desi Kangaroos', Sandilands said "India is a shit hole" further called river Ganga as a 'junkyard'.

The show came under severe criticism from the Council of Indian Australians (CIA) for the hosts "insulting" comments and said that the issue would be taken to the Australian media regulatory body-Australian Communication & Media Authority (ACMA) if it was not resolved in a peaceful manner.

"Sandilands made insulting comments against India and ridiculed River Ganges which is a sacred river in Hinduism. His ridicule involved some of the practices of the followers of Hinduism," said Yadu Singh, CIA president in an official statement.

Singh further said that Kyle's comments were "insensitive, insulting, hurtful and unwarranted" and it enraged and upset him.

"Indian Australian community is a peaceful and tolerant community... It does not attack any nation, national group or religious practices of any group. It is obviously not happy when others attack them or their belief system," he said.

A letter has been written to the radio station by the regulatory body seeking an apology from the broadcast station and the show host-Sandilands.

Earlier, a New Zealand TV host, Paul Henry also passed racist jokes on Shiela Dikshit, Chief Minister, New Delhi for which he was slapped with a fined $2444.

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