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UK: Anti-Modi activists picket Downing Street to protest Indian PM's visit02:33

UK: Anti-Modi activists picket Downing Street to protest Indian PM's visit

United Kingdom, London
November 12, 2015 at 10:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside Downing Street in London on Thursday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Protesters, joined by London mayoral candidate George Galloway, chanted slogans condemning Modi and his government.

The protest was called by groups including the South Asia Solidarity Group, CasteWatch UK, the Sikh Federation and groups representing Indian Muslims and Dalits (the former 'Untouchable' caste). Protesters condemned Modi's record on human rights and his alleged complicity in the 2002 anti-Sikh pogroms in his home state of Gujarat. A smaller counter-protest was organised by a group of Modi supporters.

The trip marks Modi's first state visit to Britain as Indian prime minister. He is scheduled to give an address to parliament and is expected to meet with the Queen during his visit.

UK: Anti-Modi activists picket Downing Street to protest Indian PM's visit02:33
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Hundreds of protesters rallied outside Downing Street in London on Thursday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Protesters, joined by London mayoral candidate George Galloway, chanted slogans condemning Modi and his government.

The protest was called by groups including the South Asia Solidarity Group, CasteWatch UK, the Sikh Federation and groups representing Indian Muslims and Dalits (the former 'Untouchable' caste). Protesters condemned Modi's record on human rights and his alleged complicity in the 2002 anti-Sikh pogroms in his home state of Gujarat. A smaller counter-protest was organised by a group of Modi supporters.

The trip marks Modi's first state visit to Britain as Indian prime minister. He is scheduled to give an address to parliament and is expected to meet with the Queen during his visit.

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