14 Photos That Show The Other Side Of Modi’s UK Welcome That The Media Didn’t Show You

Posted on November 16, 2015 in GlobeScope, Lists, Politics

By Ankita Mukhopadhyay:

This year, Prime Minister Modi has created more waves abroad than in his own country. In the rising tide of opposition against his Government for its growing intolerance and BJP’s massive loss in the Bihar elections, Modi decided to again avoid the hard questions and head off for another foreign trip – this time to the United Kingdom.

Amidst a massive crowd of 60,000 people in UK’s Wembley stadium, Modi pledged to remove poverty and revive the glory of ‘Bharat’ and Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron seemed more than eager to circulate Modi’s charismatic image to those willing to buy it.

But, not everybody was happy about Modi’s visit. Outside the lines of the Wembley stadium, people from various groups protested against Modi’s visit, in fact the vision of Modi itself. Awaaz network created a stir by putting up a message on the Westminster Palace in London saying, ‘Modi Not Welcome’, with a Swastika symbol beside it. Various other groups like the South Asia Solidarity Group, Sikh Federation UK, Southall Black Sisters, Dalit Solidarity Network UK, Indian Muslim Federation, Indian Workers Association, Muslim Parliament, Voice of Dalit International and even Nepalese protestors took to the streets of London on 12th November, to protest against Modi’s arrival. Their grievances ranged from Modi’s pardon for the 2002 riots, to the Cobrapost revelations of massacre of Dalits in Bihar.

Below are some photographs of the various protests held in and around UK on 12th November, which you probably won’t see in the mainstream media: