Aggarwal community objects over portrayal of `Lala` in govt ad

The Aggarwal community in Haryana on Friday objected to its "derogatory" portrayal as `Lalas` in a government advertisement on food security being beamed on TV channels and radio.

Updated: Sep 06, 2013, 23:51 PM IST

Hisar: The Aggarwal community in Haryana on Friday objected to its "derogatory" portrayal as `Lalas` in a government advertisement on food security being beamed on TV channels and radio.
Demanding removal of the word from the advertisement, the community members said `Lala` word is used for centuries for the members of Aggarwal community as a mark of respect but in the advertisement it has been used in a derogatory manner, which is insulting for the whole community.

The members the community has sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister seeking his intervention.

The community has threatened to launch an agitation if the word Lala is not removed from the advertisements.

PTI