The startling error alarmed many Sikh viewers, who have making tireless efforts to tackle such misconceptions for over ten years. Sikhs being the most integrated minority community in the UK have long been battling misconceptions within the public who sometimes mis-identify Sikhs as Muslims, due to appearances.
The Sikh Press Association issues a statement on the matter, asking the BBC to work with them and suggested working Sikhs organizations to begin “producing a report about the serious consequences confusion between the two faiths can cause.”
UK viewers can see the News at 10 show here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/ep…/b083zzhh/bbc-news-at-ten-05122016 (mistake comes at 25.40).
The Sikh PA has contacted the BBC and asked them to edit their piece on iPlayer and requested that an apology be issued.
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