Sikh Federation UK plans to protest against Narendra Modi’s visit

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London: As per media reports UK based Sikh group Sikh Federation UK on Tuesday announced that they protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi outside one of the venues of the “Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting” in April.

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The body said that they will join protest demonstration with other UK-based groups against Narendara Modi.

According to Hindustan Times Sikh Federation UK claimed Sikhs would “turn out in thousands” to protest outside the Queen Elizabeth II Centre against Modi, who it described would be the “primary focus” of the demonstration. The release of British national Jagtar Singh Johal arrested in Punjab for targeted killings would be a major issue in the protest.

“British MPs and others have often raised Johal’s arrest in Parliament, urging the Theresa May government to take up the issue with India. Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has assured his family that London was doing everything it could to ensure he gets access to justice in India”, reads a note in Hindustan Times.

Modi and 52 heads of government are due to arrive for the meeting from April 16 to 20, when the UK will assume its chairmanship for the next two years. Security concerns have ruled out Modi making a public address before the Indian community.

 

 

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