As per reports, some British Sikhs along with Kashmiri separatists are planning an anti-India campaign in the UK during Prime Minister Modi’s UK visit this month. The protest is reportedly backed by Pakistan-origin British MP Lord Nazir Ahmed. Prime Minister Modi, along with heads of 53 Commonwealth nations will be in the UK for “Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting” from 16th to 20th April.
The Sikh Federation UK has announced that it will join a protest demonstration with other UK based groups which will be protesting against Prime Minister Modi outside one of the venues of the meeting. One of the main demands would be the release of British national Jagtar Singh Johal who was arrested in Punjab for alleged targeted killings. It is also reported that Kashmiri separatists have hired several open roof tourist buses with signage of ‘Free Kashmir’ and ‘Modi not welcome’ where women and children are expected to be brought in to board these tourist buses which will pass through important tourist places including the Parliament, White Hall, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace.
It is reported that working on behest of Pakistan based militants, including Wadhwa Singh of Babbar Khalsa International, these UK-based Sikhs held a meeting at a Gurudwara in London to plot their strategy. It is believed that they got their instructions from Pakistan based Sikh militants whose sole objective is to conduct acts of terror against India.
As per British Government Whips’ Office, House of Lord’s website, Member of Parliament Lord Nazir Ahmed is also planning to raise a question on Kashmir and Punjab in the House of Lords on 16th April. The Pakistani origin MP is also president of the all-Party Parliamentary group on Kashmir and is known to be working on an anti-India campaign in the UK Parliament. This, however, is not the first time such news has surfaced. The same PoK origin Lord Nazir Shah had organised “black day” protests outside the India House on Republic Day. He was then met by “Vande Mataram” chants.