Indian diaspora in Europe protests against Delhi riots, calls for Amit Shah to resign

Indians across Europe turned out for protests against the recent riots in New Delhi with several Indian diaspora groups in London calling for the "United Kingdom government to immediately issue a strong condemnation of the Narendra Modi government for sponsoring the anti-Muslim riots in Delhi".

protests were held across 17 other cities across Europe
Protests were held in London and across 17 other cities across Europe. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@SAsiaSolidarity

The protest was held by different groups outside the Indian High Commission in London who made the following demands:

  • Resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, for his gross failure to maintain peace.
  • Immediate arrest of BJP leaders who instigated the riots – Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Singh Varma and others and that all the perpetrators be brought to justice.
  • That the injured be given appropriate medical care and the victim families be rehabilitated and compensated for the loss of lives and livelihood.
  • That Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP government play their constitutional role by taking effective measures to ensure peace and justice for the victims and survivors.

"As members of the Indian and South Asian diaspora in the UK, we stand with the survivors of the Delhi riots and the courageous anti-CAA movement. We condemn the close relationship between the Boris Johnson government and Narendra Modi's genocidal BJP government. This alliance of far-right regimes has been deepened by the appointment of British-Indian Modi supporters including Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak to key cabinet positions," Nirmala Rajasingam, South Asia Solidarity Group, said in a statement.

Similar protests were held across 17 other cities across Europe such as Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Glasgow, Krakow, Helsinki, Stockholm, Dublin, Berlin and Brussels.