Protesters Attack MTV Office in Mumbai, India

AP, June 17, 2008

Police arrested 70 Sikh protesters after the MTV music channel’s office in western India was vandalized over posters showing a Sikh girl massaging a man, officials said Tuesday.

On Monday, protesters smashed windows with rocks, tore banners and damaged furniture in the MTV office in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, police inspector Raju More said.

The protesters said the posters, which promoted the reality show “On the Job2,” offended Sikhs, More said. Sikhs comprise more than 2 percent of India’s 1.1 billion people.

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Maneshinde [Satish Maneshinde, MTV’s attorney in Mumbai] said MTV would consider the protesters’ demands to remove the posters.

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