The Metropolitan Police is on alert ahead of a major anti-Indian government protest in London after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked Article 370 in Kashmir and PM Imran Khan’s accusation of ‘Nazi-style Hinduism’.
As part of the appeal, overseas Pakistanis were requested to hold protests outside Indian embassies in their respective countries to show solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir.
In additional thousands of Sikhs have joined in the protest and standing in solidarity against the oppression of Kashmiris.
A spokesman of Scotland Yard said it was aware of the planned protest at noon on 15 August, Indian Independence Day, and had policing arrangements in place. Intelligence reports suggest that the number of protestors will be in thousands – making it the biggest ever protest against India in Britain – but the police refused to discuss the number of police on duty.
A source shared that more than 200 police officers will be on duty to maintain the crowd and prevent any road blockings and clashes.
In a statement, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s advisor, Zulfi Bukhari’s, who will be himself attending the protest, said it was a moral obligation of all to speak up for the Kashmiri brothers and sisters, who were living in difficult circumstances under the Nazi-like regime of Narendra Modi.
Pro-Modi Indian groups had initially announced to hold a counter-demonstration but changed their plans after realising that pro-Kashmir protestors will be huge in numbers and things could spiral out of control.