Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in the United Kingdom later this week, protests against his visit have reached the British Parliament.
On Sunday, some British-Indians projected a photo of Modi on the UK Parliament building wielding a sword along with an ‘Aum’ sign that appeared to transform into a swastika.
Also projected on the Palace of Westminster building was the message – ‘Modi not welcome’ – and the name of website of the group which carried out the protest -www.awaaz-uk.org.
The projection went on for nearly seven minutes before it was put out.
Awaaz UK, which carried out the protest, is a grouping of organisations that have joined hand in protesting Modi’s trip starting November 12.
British authorities denied that permission had been given for the protest.
Shortly after the projection was put out, the Awaaz Network took to Twitter and slammed PM Modi for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Meanwhile, Awaaz UK’s Suresh Grover said: “Religious minorities and other marginal groups are in constant threat in India. We want to highlight the failings of the Modi administration. He can’t have a different persona when he tours outside India.”