BBC mock: Brit PM refuses to apologise to India after insult

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David Cameron, British Prime Minister
London, Jan 13: David Cameron, British Prime Minister has refused to apologise to India over a mockery show on the country by BBC, which allegedly portrays India in negative light.

He further said that the matter was for the channel to handle.

"The Government is not responsible for editorial decisions made by the BBC or any media organisation. This is a matter for the BBC - I don't speak for the BBC," said the Downing Street, which refused to ban Jeremy Clarkson, the host of the show.

India had sought an apology from Clarkson for making offensive comments about the country's food and toilets.

The show also features a scene, where the British Prime Minister is shown waving to Clarkson, telling him to "stay away from India".

A formal complaint has been lodged by the Indian High Commission that called Clarkson's comments lacking cultural sensitivity and tastless.

"It seems that the reasons given by the BBC in order to obtain their visas to go to India did not disclose the true nature of the content of this programme," said Keith Vaz, Senior Labour MP.

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