Pro-Khalistan London rally sans Sikhs from India held

Pro-Khalistan London rally sans Sikhs from India held

LONDON: Thousands of Sikhs thronged the here on Sunday to demand a sovereign state of Punjab as several hundred Indians celebrated in front of the National Gallery just outside the Square in a separate rally. The , called , was organised by US-based (SFJ). The purpose of the rally was to kick-start a campaign for a non-binding referendum on Punjab‘s independence in 2020. The protesting Sikhs, who were joined by […]

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India‘s Independence Day celebrations planned in UK to counter pro-Khalistan rally

India‘s Independence Day celebrations planned in UK to counter pro-Khalistan rally

LONDON: India‘s celebrations have been planned in the UK to counter a pro-Khalistan rally + at London‘s Trafalgar Square on August 12. The organisers of the event, ‘We Stand With India‘, accused the group behind the pro-Khalistan rally, ‘London Declaration for a Referendum 2020‘, of spreading lies about the event being cancelled. “Why is (SFJ) spreading lies about the Indian Independence Day rally being cancelled,” organiser Navdeep Singh questioned on […]

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London mayor gives nod, pro-Khalistan rally tomorrow

London mayor gives nod, pro-Khalistan rally tomorrow

LONDON: London mayor has given permission for a to be held at on Sunday between 3pm and 6pm. A pro-India rally scheduled at the same place on the same day between 1pm and 4pm has been disallowed. A spokesperson for the mayor confirmed to TOI that the pro-India counter-protest was not allowed to go ahead as it did not have required permissions. The pro-Khalistan rally, called , is being organised […]

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Nobel-winning writer V S Naipaul dies aged 85

Nobel-winning writer V S Naipaul dies aged 85

LONDON: VS Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas” and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world‘s most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his family said. He was 85. His wife, , said he was ‘a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded […]

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Bus driver demands Muslim woman to remove her niqab in UK

Bus driver demands Muslim woman to remove her niqab in UK

LONDON: A niqab-wearing Muslim woman in the UK was treated like a “terrorist” after a bus driver demanded that she should remove her face cover over safety fears as he felt that she could “bomb the bus”, according to media reports. The woman, who was travelling on the First bus 24 from Easton to city centre, said she was shocked when the driver began berating her for wearing the niqab […]

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