Protesters gather at Parliament over Modi Visit, called country of ‘Hindu supremacism’

Crowds of demonstrators have rallied in central London in protest of a visit by the Indian prime minister who was meeting Theresa May as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit.

The protesters claimed India is becoming a “Hindu supremacist place” under the leadership of Narendra Modi, citing rising violence and rapes, as they gathered in Parliament Square on Wednesday.

In particular they highlighted case of Asifa Bano, an eight-year-old girl recently raped and murdered in Kathua, Kashmir, with chants of “Modi go back”, “Modi out out” and “Justice for Asifa”.

“We feel that the rape and murder in Kathua is an example of this. What we are seeing is our country being transformed into a fascistic Hindu supremacist place – something we are not willing to tolerate.”

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