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Pakistani-origin peer leads protest outside India House in London

Pakistani-origin peer Lord Nazir Ahmed led an anti-India protest, while members of the Indian diaspora mobilised a Chalo India House demonstration to counter Ahmed’s plans.

world Updated: Jan 26, 2018 21:31 IST
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Pro-Indian and Pakistani groups protested in London on Friday. (HT Photo / Representative)

Pro-India and anti-India protesters faced off on Friday outside India House in London, raising slogans and waving flags and placards .

Lord Nazir Ahmed, a Pakistani-origin peer,led an anti-India protest campaign.

The Indian High Commission branded the protest as a “desperate attempt by a disgraced politician” who had been suspended from the Labour party in 2013 following an anti-semitism row.

Members of the Indian diaspora in the city had mobilised a ‘Chalo India House’ demonstration to counter Ahmed’s plans. A few dozen members on both sides tried to shout at each other outside the Indian High Commission building as Scotland Yard officers stood guard.

First Published: Jan 26, 2018 21:31 IST