Kashmir: Thousands Protest Outside Indian Embassy in London
Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday against India’s decision to revoke special status for Indian-held Kashmir as well as the communications blackout and curbs on movement in the region.
The protesters carried banners saying “Kashmir is Burning”, “Free Kashmir” and “Modi: Make Tea Not War”. Police were keeping a small counter-demonstration apart from the main protest.
Many of the protesters had come to the capital from other English cities on specially chartered buses.
“We want to show our solidarity with our Kashmiri brothers,” said Amin Tahir, a British pensioner of Kashmiri origin who came from Birmingham on one of the coaches.
“Since 1947 Kashmir has been struggling to be free from India. Now Modi has changed the law by force to stop Kashmir’s autonomy,” he said.