LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 12: A protestor demonstrating against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a placards outside Downing Street on November 12, 2015 in London, England. Modi began a three-day visit to the United Kingdom today which will be marked by a speech to Parliament a meeting with the Queen and an address to crowds at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
No one Indian Prime Minister before faced so much protests in foreign tours; another feather for Modi’s cap is the PM faces too much protests everywhere he goes.
Protesters staged a series of demonstrations to disrupt Indian PM Modi’s first visit to the UK. Britain PM’s house 10 Downing Street Modi irked by first of several protests held by British Indians. Angered at what they said was his government’s nationalist and divisive agenda; one of the main groups behind the demonstration, the secular Awaaz Network said.
“There was people from Hindu groups, Muslim groups, Dalits, who had been victims of many attacks in India, women groups and anti racism groups protested” said Suresh Grover, one of the protest organisers.
The Awaaz Network was also behind a protest stunt hoarding that saw the words ‘Modi not welcome’ and an image of the Indian prime minister wielding a sword in front of a swastika and Om projected on to the Houses of Parliament; swastika symbol used by Hitler Nazis.
“I think it sent a clear message that a large part of the Indian community here rejects the politics of hate and intolerance, wherever it takes place” Grover said.
Outside Buckingham Palace and Wembley Stadium also PM MOdi faced other groups protests at both events and Awaaz Network activists supported.
Some protesters waved placards that contented Modi the butcher and terror man. Nepali people protested separately against PM Modi near queen’s palace. (PJ)