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Clashes in London as British Lord demands Azad Kashmir, Khalistan on R-Day

The counter-protesters questioned Lord Nazir on how he was making a mockery of the British system by openly playing Pakistan's game

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Republic Day
India’s Akash Army Launcher is displayed during the parade

Clashes erupted outside the Indian High Commission in London on Friday evening as Lord Nazir Ahmed, a pro-peer in the House of Lords attempted to hold a "black day" protest, which was vehemently countered by many Indian and British groups.

The Pakistan-backed 'black day' campaign, which coincides with India's and took place outside the Indian High Commission in the heart of Central London, aimed at highlighting the "oppression in India".

Hundreds of demonstrators led by Lord Nazir called for independence for Kashmir as well for They were met by an equal number of counter-protesters and soon scuffles broke out, leading to police intervention.

The counter-protesters questioned Lord Nazir on how he was making a mockery of the British system by openly playing Pakistan's game.

Lord Nazir is a highly controversial figure with a string of scandals, including a conviction for dangerous driving and being ousted from the Labour Party for his anti-Semitic views as well as his perceived sympathy towards radical Islamists.

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First Published: Sat, January 27 2018. 14:35 IST
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