Radio programme offends Hindus in South Africa
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Radio programme offends Hindus in South Africa

The radio station has apologised and the presenter handling the show has been suspended for two weeks.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2006 17:04 IST

South Africa's Hindu community has demanded an investigation by the country's Human Rights Commission after a radio programme spoke against the Hindu religious practices.

The radio station, meanwhile, has apologised and has suspended its presenter for two weeks.

Strongly reacting to the programme which spoke against Hindus' religious practices, the Hindu community said it was shocked and angered by the broadcast.

"In this instance, the material to be broadcast was not reviewed before being aired because it arrived at the station 10 minutes before the show" and was handled by the presenter, the apology statement said.

First Published: Feb 16, 2006 17:04 IST