Indian flag taken down at London Parliament square, replaced with Kashmir and Khalistan flag by protesting groups

Indian flag taken down at London Parliament square, replaced with Kashmir and Khalistan flag by protesting groups
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LONDON- A group of pro-Khalistani and Kashmiri protesters, in the presence of London Metropolitan Police, pulled down the Indian tricolor from a pole at London's Parliament Square and replaced it with a flag representing Kashmir and Khalistan.

The incident took place when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing the Indian community at Westminster yesterday.

"While people have the right to hold peaceful protests, we are disappointed with the action taken by a small minority in Parliament Square and contacted High Commissioner Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as soon as we were made aware," according to Foreign and Commonwealth Office's statement, reported by asianlite.com.

The web portal also reported that the UK officials have arranged for a replacement flag to be put up at the Parliament Square.

The foreign office also mentioned that Prime Minister Modi's visit "has strengthened our relationship with India and we look forward to working even more closely together on a number of important areas."

The Indian Journalist Association has also taken note of the incident and called for a strong action against the wrongdoers.

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