Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-day visit to the United Kingdom. On April 18 night, the TV channels ran a live broadcast of his historic address at the Central Hall Westminster, where he talked on various issues. However, this visit is not like every other visit. This time people from the Indian community present in different parts of the United Kingdom have come up with many burning questions for their leader.
However, the PM’s visit was marked by protests from various groups. Some groups choose to protest against atrocities in India while others displayed their rage silently.
The protest turned violent when the Indian tricolor flag was torn down from one of the official flagpoles set up for all 53 Commonwealth countries.
After some of them torn down the Indian flag from the flagpole, an Indian woman journalist tried to ask people about it. The PTI reported that instead of answering her questions, some of the more aggressive pro-Khalistani protesters started misbehaving with the woman. At the moment, one video journalist accompanying the women reporter started capturing the entire incident on his camera. However, Scotland Yard officers on duty had to step in to the rescue.
The journalist named Loveena Tandon later posted the video clip on her social media. Loveena also claims that while she was on her duty, people started pushing her and even mistreated her. At the juncture, the police witnessed everything and asked people to calm down. They even asked the women reporter to leave the area.
— loveena tandon (@loveenatandon) April 18, 2018
Loveena shared the video of the incident, she has also tagged the official Twitter accounts of PM Modi and High Commission of India.
The pro-Khalistani demonstrators from Sikh Federation UK and demonstrators from the so-called “Minorities Against Modi” group, led by Pakistani-origin peer Lord Ahmed, were among nearly 500 protesters who descended upon Parliament Square.