Sydney, 21 November, 2017
Finally, it’s a victory for common sense. It’s also a victory for our community.
As we know, there were concerns about a video by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), which used Lord Ganesh in it.
Concerns were raised by various Indian community groups throughout Australia.
We too did our part. I organised a meeting with NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, Ray Williams in Sydney. Minister wrote to relevant parties including Prime Minister of Australia.
Formal complaints were submitted to Advertising Standards Bureau, which dismissed the complaints.
https://yadusingh.com/2017/09/18/advertisement-standards-bureau-dismisses-complaints-about-ganesh-video/the An independent review
This decision was appealed and requests were made for an independent review.
KARTHIKARASU from Melbourne took the lead and submitted the request for an independent review. This was a constructive, targeted, wise and a right step, unlike some others who, for their self promotion, were more into unproductive stunts, which failed miserably, and ended up harming our community.
Appreciations are also in order for many others including team at Durga Temple in Melbourne and Kapil Sachdeva from Queensland for doing what was necessary.
Independent review has found that decision by Advertising Standards Bureau was incorrect.
Submission for Review-KarthikARASU_Complaint reference number 0412-17 MLA ad on Lord Ganesha
Review Decision-0412-17 on Lord Ganesh Video by MLA
Karthik was rightly and justifiably thrilled with the outcome and said “So happy to receive this good news, not sure how it will transpire in getting that derogatory advertisement removed from online platforms, but I am feeling ecstatic! This is a Victory for the entire community and it is because of the United fight & efforts of the entire community!”
Kudos, Karthik. Great job. We all are just as thrilled.
MLA disagreed with this outcome, but informed that the offending video was not being currently used.
Dr Yadu Singh