UK Government Apologizes Over Indian Flag Destruction Incident at Parliament Square

Demonstrators stage a protest against the visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament Square, London, Britain. There have been no arrests. A senior broadcast journalist from one of the leading Indian media channels covering the protests was caught in a violent scrum with some of the more aggressive pro-Khalistani protesters and Scotland Yard officers on duty had to step in to the rescue.

The awful details of the suffering that the young girl had undergone before her death in January came out this month when the police filed charges against the eight accused, inducing national fury.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a mixed greeting as he landed in the United Kingdom Wednesday on a four-day visit.

Holding placards reading "Modi go home" and "we stand against Modi's agenda of hate and greed", the protesters gathered outside Downing Street and parliament as Mr Modi arrived for talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

According to agency reports, almost 500 protesters were gathered upon Parliament Square holding placards that read "Modi go home" while others condemned the incidents of rape.

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When asked about recent incident of cross border firing on Pak-Afghan border, Dr Muhammad Faisal said both the sides were continuing negotiations to address their misunderstandings. We have been warning against some of these elements out to make trouble and they have assured us of action.

Modi, who faced criticism from hundreds of protesters in London for his silence on the aforementioned rape cases, stressed on the importance of teaching men to respect women as a precursor to curbing rape in India.

Caste Watch UK and South Asia Solidarity group led this protest.

A journalist working for India Today Group challenged the protesters in question for disrespecting the Indian national flag. The protestors also included those campaigning against a Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu and activists including a Southhall group that claims to represent Asian and Caribbean women.

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