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Demonstrators protesting against Indian human rights violations in London attacked

Some people tried to stop the demonstration

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 10, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Mar 10, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

A crowd of demonstrators protesting against human rights violations in front of the Indian High Commission in London were attacked. 

People from different Indian minority communities, including Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, staged a demonstration to protest against human rights violations in India, especially in Indian-Administered Kashmir.

The protesters were shouting slogans against the increasing aggression of Indian forces when a crowd of people attacked them and attempted to stop them from protesting. They beat up some demonstrators, including a reporter of a private television channel.

Related: Azad Jammu and Kashmir assembly denounces Indian shelling along LoC

However, the protesters were undeterred and continued their protest. The police had to intervene to bring the situation under control. No one was arrested.

The situation in Kashmir, on either side of the Line of Control, has been tense since the February 14 attack on a motorcade of Indian forces that left 43 people dead. On February 26, India violated Pakistani airspace and dropped a payload in Pakistan's Balakot. There were no casualties and little damage.

A day later, Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets for violating its airspace and shut down its airspace, suspending flight operations at all airports.

Related: Schools in Azad Kashmir closed, people along the border being relocated

One Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was also arrested. He was later released into Indian custody as announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan in his February 28 address to a joint session of parliament.

Despite the de-escalation, the border areas along the LoC are still tense as the exchange of fire and shelling continues.

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  1. Sudheer  March 11, 2019 9:16 am/ Reply

    Sadly Sikhs and Kashmiries living outside India are creating problem for Sikhs living peacefully in India. Can these Sikhs and Kashmiries having British passport raise slogan or demonstrate in support of Ireland, Red Indians in US or killing of innocent muslims in middle east in the name of ISIS or Jihad. Probably these people have sold out their conscience to Pakistan based ISI and have become puppet in their hands. Perhaps these Sikhs have forgotten the sacrifices of Sikh guru and torture they had undergone by Muslim rulers.

    • Tariq  March 12, 2019 10:47 am/ Reply

      Let us step in future for our coming generations, Pakistan is playing its part to minimize the issues in south asia. War is not a solution. Nobody is mad enough to blew himself, the pulwama incident happened in INDIA OCCUPIED KASHMIR” that has nothing to do with Pakistan. Instead of baseless allegations of India on Pakistan, India should stop & gave Kashmiris their right.

  2. Dr Kashif Ali Khan  March 11, 2019 7:57 pm/ Reply

    They are protesting against the human rights violations, not in favor of Pakistan. What is happening in Kashmir nobody knows. Why india is not giving free access to international media to see what kind of human rights abuse is india doing in kashmir.

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