“Modi is the real terrorist,” said one of the hundreds of angry protestors, who took to streets in London to agitate and vent their anger against PM Narendra Modi due to the recent Kathua and Unnao rape cases.
Modi, who was on a four-day visit to London, was subject to criticism by agitated protestors who shouted slogans like ‘Modi, you have blood on your hands’ and ‘Modi Not Welcome’ (as per PTI).
The protestors, who were from groups – Caste Watch UK and South Asia Solidarity –also protested against the murder of Bengaluru based journalist Gauri Lankesh, apart from several other issues.
PTI quoted Modi by saying, “The incident of rape in the country is extremely sad and brought shame to the country.
They should not be politicised. I have never indulged in counting the number of rape incidents in this government and that government. Rape is rape, be it now or earlier. It is extremely sad. Don’t politicise rape incidents.”
Ahead of Modi’s Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath event, the National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) UK had alleged that their delegates didn’t receive tickets for the event despite the fact that their attendance was confirmed.
The delegates, a day before the event, had written a letter to the PM, in which they requested him for ‘speedy justice and extraordinary measures” to ensure justice prevails in all rape cases. The delegates even confessed that they were ‘pressured’ to withdraw their statement.