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.

They held anti-India placards and shouted abuse. The protesters held the demonstration deliberately to coincide with the Independence Day of India.

“One person was injured during the demonstrations,” they said.

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.