Protestors tear down Indian tricolour in London during Narendra Modi's United Kingdom visit

Cornelia Mascio
Aprile 22, 2018

According to media reports from London, the Indian flag was torn down from an official flagpole for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) by some of the protesters.

Amid the uproar of recent Unao and Kathua rape case International Monetary Fund chief advised that Indian authorities, starting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, should pay more attention to women in the country.

Earlier, in an interaction with the Indian diaspora in the UK, Modi talked about "surgical strikes" and warned that the Hindu-majority country will respond to Pakistan "in the language they understand". Prime Minister Modi after his arrival in the country was greeted by some groups protesting against atrocities in India. They have regretted the incident. The flag, which stood alongside 52 others from Commonwealth nations, has since been replaced. The perpetrators, caught on camera, were some pro-Khalistani demonstrators along with Kashmiri separatists under the banner of the so-called "Minorities Against Modi" group, led by Pakistani-origin peer Lord Nazir Ahmed. There are now concerns that some of the more aggressive elements hijacked the tone of the protests.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May this morning and they discussed on various topics including the defence cooperation, chemical weapons attacks in Salisbury and Syria, legal matters, Chennai six, etc. An Indian journalist was also roughed up by the protesters and the police had to step in to rescue her at Parliament Square. They were joined by the Friends of India Society International (FISI) group, which spearheaded a crowd of Indian diaspora from across the United Kingdom waving banners such as "Chak De India" and "Jai Hind" outside Downing Street and nearby Parliament Square.

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