BBC Hindi News tendered an unconditional apology to Islamic outfit Tahaffuz Namoos-e-Risalat Board for blasphemy against Islam. On February 16, the Islamic outfit backed by radical Islamic organisation Raza Academy had filed a complaint to Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against the BBC Hindi for disrespecting Prophet Mohammed.
In a letter written to Maulana Noorie, Raza Academy’s General Secretary, Mukesh Sharma, the editor of BBC, said that the BBC has already revised the video and removed the contents that hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.
According to the video of Gallinews India, BBC journalist who identifies himself as Iqbal Ahmad, said, “BBC is ashamed for committing such a grave mistake, and an enquiry has already been initiated. I want to assure you that we at BBC understand the sensibilities and accept our mistakes. We profusely apologise for depicting such an image on our show that hurt sentiments of many. The BBC has also decided to remove the objectionable contents from the video, and we are ready to accept any of your demands.”