New Zealand Journalist’s Indecent Slur on Indian Chief Minister
Racism is still standing on strong roots around the world it seems. Several numbers of human rights organizations, international anti-racism promoting organizations and equality laws exist in the world, but they are not able to curb the inhuman, indecent and vulgar attitudes of the vulgar people, even among the intellectual world.
Adding Insult to Injury
Paul Henry, who hosts the morning show on state-owned broadcaster TV New Zealand, has deliberately mispronounced the name of the Delhi Chief Minister Ms. Sheila Dikshit even after he was told by the lead anchor that it was pronounced like “Dixit.” Adding insult to injury the racial protagonist Paul Henry went on to say, “her name is so appropriate because she is Indian.”
Adding more insult, the particular clip was promoted on the Video Extras section of TVNZ’s website under the tag “Paul Henry laughs about the name Dikshit.” After receiving at least four complaints about the clip, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald on its website a day ago, the clip has been removed.
Henry went on to produce his racial vulgarity ridiculing New Zealand’s Indo-Fijian Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand during a conversation with New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key. Paul Henry asked the Prime Minister whether Anand was a New Zealander or not, and whether the PM was going to pick someone who looked more like a New Zealander next time.
New Zealand Indian Central Association president Paul Singh Bains said, "promoting the clip on TVNZ’s website meant that TVNZ had totally lost the plot and was insensitive to the offense caused by Henry." Bains added that Henry had an attitude about Indians and all other ethnicities for that matter. “If we sound different, if we look different, he thinks there’s no place for us in New Zealand,” Bains said.Continued on the next page