06 Aug '18, 8am

UK rejects India’s request to ban pro-Khalistan event in London https://t.co/IsYkIf9puc

The United Kingdom has rejected India’s demand to ban a pro-Khalistan event on August 12, saying that people in the country have the right to gather and demonstrate views within the law. A US-based group called Sikhs for Justice is preparing for the event at Trafalgar Square, when a ‘London Declaration’ is supposed to be issued, calling for a referendum on independence of Punjab. The event has revived New Delhi’s long-standing demand that London clamp down on such elements. Official sources said the Union ministry of external affairs and the Indian high commission sent verbal notes to the foreign office, requesting the Theresa May government to deny permission for the event. Indian high commissioner YK Sinha also met UK foreign office minister Mark Field on this issue. However, amid some unease in Indian quarters over the event, a UK government spokesperson told Hindustan ...

Full article: https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/uk-rejects-indias-request-...

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