LONDON: Several people took to the streets of London on Wednesday and chanted slogans against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived in United Kingdom for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
The protests at London’s Parliament Square were organised by British Sikhs and Kashmiris.
Modi is on a four-day visit to the country to attend the CHOGM-2018. Heads of 53 Commonwealth nations will attend the Summit in London and Windsor.
The demonstration started shortly after Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May.
Several people, including Kashmiris and Indian origin Sikhs, Christians and Dalits, chanted against the Indian premier.
Besides shouting slogans, many also held pictures of an eight-year-old Muslim girl who was abducted, drugged and brutally gang-raped and murdered in Kathua district of Jammu region in January this year.
Anti-imperialism South Asia Solidarity Group has also arranged a protest. Supporters of Hindutva BJP and RSS have said that a counter-demonstration in support of Modi will be held at the same venue. South Asia Centre for Peace has also called for protest at the Parliament Square to highlight the plight of women in Kashmir.—Agencies