Pro, anti-India protesters face off outside India House in London
Clashes erupted outside the Indian High Commission in London on Friday as Lord Nazir Ahmed, a pro-Pakistan peer in the House of Lords attempted to hold a "black day" protest.
The anti-India 'Black Day' protest was organised by Lord Nazir Ahmed, a non-affiliated Member of the House of Lords. Hundreds of demonstrators led by Lord Nazir called for independence for Kashmir as well for Khalistan.
"Khalistan Azaadi" and "RSS terrorists" were some of the slogans of the anti-India protesters while the others shouted "Vande Mataram" and "Modi! Modi!"
The Indian High Commission in London 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 and a few dozen members on both sides tried to shout at each other down outside the Indian High Commission building as Scotland Yard officers stood guard.