A group of Pakistani protesters are planning to burn a copy of the Indian Constitution outside the Indian embassy in London. on January 26
Bengaluru: January 26 is the day India became a Republic. India gave itself a Constitution which even today, is holier than the holiest religious texts and ensures its citizens live with dignity and enjoy all kinds of freedoms.
But for our neighbours Pakistan, which is an Islamic Republic, Indian Constitution guaranteeing religious freedom may not augur well.
So in what comes as a shocker, as reported by India Today, a group of Pakistani protesters have planned to protest outside the Indian embassy in London and burn copies of the Indian Constitution.
The Indian High Commissioner has expressed concerns over the planned protest with authorities in the UK.
Alarmed at the prospect, the Indian High Commissioner in London, Ruchi Ghanshyam, in a call to the Home Secretary of UK, Priti Patel, has expressed concerns over the plan to burn the Indian Constitution.
In a tweet, the High Commission said, "High Commissioner called on Home Secretary Priti Patel & discussed issues of mutual interest to take forward India-UK ties. She conveyed security and safety concerns flowing from planned protests including on Republic Day at India House."
Several members of the Indian diaspora have been writing to various UK authorities to ban the protest.
President of Overseas Friends of BJP, Kuldeep Singh Shekhawat said, "We are writing letters to Mayor of London, Met Police commissioner and Home Secretary. We are also starting a community response document to be submitted to the PM."
On the other hand, protesters have been mobilising people in large numbers to join the agitation on January 26.
It is expected that over 5000 people will turn up for the protest.
Fahim Kayani, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, one of the organisations involved in planning the protest said, "Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK and all like-minded organisations who are seeking peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute are part of the protest."
Some pro-Khalistan fringe groups are also joining hands with these outfits in the protest.
Messages are widely circulated using various social media platforms inviting "like-minded" people to join and burn the Indian Constitution.
Last Updated 4:18 PM IST