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Twitter Users Blast Ex-BBC Asian Network Presenter Sonia Deol For "Divisive" and "Anti Pakistani" Comments

Friday 19th May 2017

The Ex-BBC presenter has been criticised by Twitter users for her "divisive" comments against the Pakistani community. After watching the BBC Drama "Three Girls" based on the true stories of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale, Deol tweeted "Yet again media describing Rochdale grooming gang as 'Asian'. Stop being so lazy/afraid to state they were ALL Pakistani. #threegirls".

Many twitter users reacted to this and pointed out to Sonia a number of cases where the groomers had been Sikhs and Hindus too.

One Journalist tweeted:

Others also reacted:

This is not the first time the Presenter has come under pressure on social media. In 2010, Deol was heavily criticised from fellow Sikhs over her film about the Indian army storming the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984. This lead to her deleting her facebook page. Thousands of Sikhs claimed that the documentary named 1984: A Sikh Story, fronted by Sonia Deol, described Bhindranwale as a millitant. Many Sikhs consider him a saint. They also claim he was depicted in the film in a similar way to Osama Bin Laden. Read more on this story