Pakistani and Kashmiri flags were raised outside the Indian High Commission in London over the issue of Kashmir. Protests broke out over the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
London: Thousands of people gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London in protest the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution by the Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to Reuters - a news website - protesters carried banners that read “Kashmir is Burning”, “Free Kashmir” and “Modi: Make Tea Not War”.
The London Police said that four people were arrested for affray, obstruction of police and possession of an offensive weapon.
Thousands of murderous #Pakistan thugs who were bussed in from all over #Britain tried to force their way into #India High Commission. This was a planned assault allowed under #London Mayor Sadiq Khan's watch. #Londonistan just got more dangerous on 15 August. @UKinIndia pic.twitter.com/qYW3xwrlAH— Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) August 15, 2019
They held anti-India placards and shouted abuse. The protesters held the demonstration deliberately to coincide with the Independence Day of India.
Shameful for #England govt dat it totally failed to provide protection to indian high commission in #London & one thing sure again that peacefuls as Sadik Khan can do everything to support own community..means this community is not trustable. #SadiqKhan— Karuna tyagi (@i_am_karuna) August 16, 2019
“One person was injured during the demonstrations,” they said.
This is what London Mayor Sadiq Khan let happen at Indian High Commission despite having the know of what’s about to happen.— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) August 16, 2019
Deliberately he let Pakistanis create ruckus and take Law and order for a ride. Utter shame! #London #SadiqKhan pic.twitter.com/lijhP8y9sw
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an Independence Day speech on Thursday that threw light on the decision to remove the special rights of Kashmir.
Many of the London protesters had come to the capital from other English cities on specially chartered buses.
It is believed that protesters from Birmingham and Nottingham had also joined in.
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Last Updated Aug 16, 2019, 9:53 AM IST