Pak-origin MP backs anti-India campaign during PM Modi's UK visit

ANI | Updated: Apr 01, 2018 19:52 IST

London [United Kingdom], Apr 1 (ANI): Members of Sikh community and Kashmiri separatists in the UK are gearing up to launch an anti-India campaign backed by Pakistani-origin British MP Lord Nazir Ahmed.

Heads of 53 Commonwealth nations, including Prime Minister Modi are due to arrive for the "Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting" from 16 to 20 this month.

The Sikh Federation UK recently announced that it will join a protest demonstration with other UK-based groups against Prime Minister Modi outside one of the venues of the 'Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting'.

The release of British national Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested in Punjab for targeted killings, would be a major demand issue in the protest.

Further, Kashmiri separatists have hired several open roof tourist buses with signage of "Free Kashmir" and "Modi not welcome".

Women and children are planned to be specially brought in to board these sightseeing buses which will pass through important places including the Parliament, White hall, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and Buckingham palace.

The organizers have disclosed that journey cost of these buses will be paid by Pakistani-origin British MP Lord Nazir Ahmed.

A London-based Pakistani, Javid Iqbal, wrote on Facebook, "The 3 days ride of buses are completely free of charge and paid by his honourable lord Nazir Ahmed. The skies above London will be filled with flying balloons for Kashmir to be seen from across London and streets by convoy of the buses and vans. Good opportunity to get children involvement in a friendly protest manner to high light Kashmir issue to international community by releasing balloons from buses tops in London city." (ANI)