Bogus Broadcasting Corporation?

Kapil Dhudkia Wednesday 07th February 2024 05:19 EST

Open Letter to OFCOM:

 Chief Executive,Ofcom, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London. SE11 9HA.

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 Dear Dame Melanie Dawes,

 I write to you as a British Citizen, and as a Hindu of Indian Origin. Over the past two decades it has become increasingly clear that the BBC has failed in its primary duty of being an independent national broadcaster.  Today there isn’t a day that goes by when we do not hear of yet another horror story of a BBC employee who intentionally exhibits their bias against some group in our society. It is not in the scope of this letter to give you chapter and verse, though should you be so inclined to receive a much more detailed report, then I am more than happy to present this to the OFCOM board.

 Let me remind you of your duty of care to the British public. Under article 1.13 of your own charter it states, ‘Ofcom may launch investigations on its own initiative as well as investigate complaints’. For the former to take place, one assumes your office is monitoring the media and where you see the dereliction of duty of care by any media provider, you step in. i.e. The charter gives this responsibility to you specifically so you may act on an issue of national interest, even if there have been none or few complaints.

 I should also remind you of the duty of care placed on the BBC. The BBC's mission is set out in itsCharter, and it states, “to act in the public interest, serving all audiences through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain”.

 It is my contention that the BBC has failed in its duty by exhibiting a bias against various groups. The Jewish community has already provided you with ample evidence of how the BBC has shown its bias against them.  Similarly, there is now incontestable evidence that the BBC has become a bastion for those politically on the left, andthose who subscribe to what is known as ‘woke’ and/or ‘politically correct’ narratives.

 I now wish to add to this the clear anti-India and anti-Hindu rhetoric that has been gathering pace within the BBC.  So much so that at the grassroots many people consider the BBC as the ‘Bogus Broadcasting Corporation’.

 A present-day example relates to its recent coverage of the inauguration of the Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, India.  This has been the event of the past 500 years. It is steeped in history, often history that is very painful to every Hindu.

 The narrative followed by the BBC was to present Hindus who had in effect destroyed a Muslim Mosque in order to build a Hindu Mandir. This was a flagrant lie. A total misrepresentation of history and a distortion of fact to appease to the Islamists.

 The facts were simple enough to present:

 The Muslim emperor Babur destroyed a Hindu mandir and built a Mosque (Babri Masjid) in its place. This act of ethnocide was enacted to subjugate Hindus.

  1. It is fact that KK Muhammad, a Muslim archaeologist,confirmed in his research findings that there was overwhelming evidence to show that a Hindu Mandir once stood where the mosque was built.
  2. It is fact that the highest court in the land concluded that the desecration that took place historically on the site must now be righted and gave permission for the new Shri Ram Mandir to be built.

 The world rejoiced since a wrong of history was finally righted.  However, anyone following the BBC coverage would have thought otherwise. As I have already said, there are many examples of the BBC acting in a manner that many describe as anti-India and anti-Hindu.

 Is the BBC institutionally racist? Does it deploy its resources to undermine certain communities? Does the BBC undermine the human rights of Hindus (and one could add, Jews, Sikhs, Jains etc)? People are now concluding that the answer is a firm yes.

 I believe the time has come for OFCOM to rise to the responsibility the British public have allocated to it. It is time for OFCOM to be proactive and protect the British public from biased broadcasting done at the taxpayers’ expense.

 I ask you to instigate such an investigation into the work of the BBC. Is it really the British Broadcasting Corporation?  Or is it as the public feel, the BogusBroadcasting Corporation?

 In my view it has failed to act in the public interest, serving all audiences through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain.

 I hope OFCOM will not fail the British Public now.

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