PMO asks High Commission for report on Nepalese protesters in London

The protesters criticised UK for ‘rolling out the red carpet’ for Modi, and said Cameron should pressure him to stop blockading roads into Nepal.

Written by Shubhajit Roy | London | Updated: November 14, 2015 3:19 am
narendra modi, modi london, napelese protesters, modi nepal, modi nepalese protesters, david cameron, UK, united kingdom, Modi in UK, Modi UK tour, Modi UK visit, india news, latest news Protesters demonstrate against the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Whitehall, London ahead of Modi’s meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, London Thursday Nov. 12, 2015. (Source: AP)

The presence of Nepalese protesters on the streets of London during PM Narendra Modi’s visit has taken the visiting Indian delegation by surprise. The PMO has asked for a report from Indian High Commission on the scale of the protests and their influence in British society, sources told The Indian Express.

As Modi came out of 10 Downing Street Thursday, the protesters shouted slogans. They were within audible distance from where Modi and British PM Cameron were garlanding a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at London square. NSA Ajit Doval was seen trying to gauge the protesters, who shouted “Back Off India” and held placards saying “remove blockade”. The protesters criticised UK for ‘rolling out the red carpet’ for Modi, and said Cameron should pressure him to stop blockading roads to Nepal.

“While protesters on Gujarat riots and Sikh groups were expected, what surprised us were Nepalese protesters. The High Commission will send a report,” a source said.

The India-UK joint statement made a reference to India-Nepal ties, saying the two PMs “stressed the importance of a lasting and inclusive constitutional settlement in Nepal that will address the remaining areas of concern and promote political stability and economic growth”. The two countries also decided to deepen their cooperation in the region by holding a “new annual senior official dialogue on South Asia, including maritime issues”.

 

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    Rim Nath
    Nov 16, 2015 at 9:20 am
    modi is very down people in the world. modi is black out of the world he is not suitable in india pm.
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      Padam
      Nov 14, 2015 at 11:04 am
      Sadely have to say #backiffindia.
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        Parshu
        Nov 14, 2015 at 11:12 am
        Mr Modi does not deserve to be even a regional leader, forget about being a world leader. The Lord Pashupati Nath will not take his side! The Lord already defeated him in Bihar and will continue to curse him in his future steps if he does not change himself.
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          Honu goyal
          Nov 17, 2015 at 12:09 am
          Back off india
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            Samna
            Nov 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm
            Y surprise ??didnt ranjit rei told him how nepalese r affected by blockade.foolish pm
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              Samna
              Nov 14, 2015 at 7:17 pm
              Nepalese people shudnt speak against indian.i knw some communist fan r fool by our politicians.nepal govt shud first solve internal issues.deliver which r genuine demand.as far as peoples r concern then Indians n neps r socially related so need to speak carefully abt non relevant issuedian govt mght be rgt to support some grp but wormy to punish rest .there is many ways to pressure ktm execpt blockade
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                Malina KC
                Nov 14, 2015 at 6:41 pm
                What about Madhesh facing in Nepal for so many years by Nepali Padhai people / government. Yes this is the first time Indian is supporting Madhesh and not only Padhai which Indian is doing in past decades supporting only Padhai causes.
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                  Smoker
                  Nov 14, 2015 at 12:42 pm
                  India against Nepal or vice versa, that's not real , Something cooking behind curtains by China. PROPAA
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                    Raj
                    Nov 14, 2015 at 11:47 pm
                    Enough is enough, stop Nepalese from coming into India without a pport. The present day politicians there are dancing to the tunes of China. They are responsible for converting the only Hindu kingdom into a chaos country. Many stanis have settled in Nepal and doing anti India activities. Nepal seems to have given safe haven to many terrorists to attack India . India should engage relations with Nepal only in a reciprocal way. Nepali youngsters have been brainwashed to be anti India
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                      Saroj
                      Nov 14, 2015 at 10:58 am
                      This protest is to show the world that nepal is in critical situation. ....but I wonder why the world would care the problem of a poor country when bigger stake is there on the other side......The world has not become sane as yet.....
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                        Vedansh
                        Nov 15, 2015 at 12:29 am
                        I guess we do . Traditionally Indians wore Dhoti so that term as been around a for a while
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                          Ajinkya
                          Nov 14, 2015 at 10:51 pm
                          "litreture" hehe
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                            Ajinkya
                            Nov 14, 2015 at 11:00 pm
                            Don't you guys call Indians DHOTIS and BEGGARS ? What about China coming to your rescue ? Stop racism against your own citizens before playing the victim.
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                              Ajinkya
                              Nov 15, 2015 at 8:45 am
                              I am 110% sure it will.... But hey, just in case it doesn't, you can always blame India for all your failures....
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                                Ajinkya
                                Nov 15, 2015 at 8:30 am
                                I am not trying to spread hatred, and have tried to be dignified in my replies, even to racist and extremely misinformed comments here. I think either you are lying or you have been living in a fairy world. As a test, please look at any youtube videos featuring India and Nepal. Please read the comments section in those videos, and you will see that how much hatred is directed towards India, I am not talking about a comment here or there. I am talking about the majority....
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                                  Ajinkya
                                  Nov 15, 2015 at 8:55 am
                                  India already has lot of rivers criss-crossing the country. Your argument that India wants water from nepal doesnt make sense to me... We surely want to prevent flooding in Bihar which happens every year due to some rivers entering from nepal..
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                                    Ajinkya
                                    Nov 15, 2015 at 12:57 am
                                    Most nepalis in India are also working in menial jobs.. But they havent been hated so much..and according to your logic, it is ok to insult and be racist towards poor people ??
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                                      Ajinkya
                                      Nov 15, 2015 at 12:19 am
                                      Nepal has always been anti-India. Indians are denigrated and are called DHOTIS and BEGGARS in Nepal. So, don't lie about intentions of Nepal. YOu guys always play the China card when you get the chance. Don't play victim....It is good that Indians are finally seeing your true face.
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                                        Ajinkya
                                        Nov 14, 2015 at 10:58 pm
                                        Nobody cares whether Nepal becomes a hindu coutry or secular country... we have our own problems and our more interested in solving them. Take responsibility and stop believing in ridiculous conspiracy theories.
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                                          Ajinkya
                                          Nov 15, 2015 at 12:37 am
                                          Ok so don't play a victim... welcome to the real world. It is good Indians are seeing how racist you people really are..
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                                            Ajinkya
                                            Nov 15, 2015 at 12:53 am
                                            Ok, so since it is ok to stereotype and generalize.... Most of the women working in Mumbai's brothel are from nepal. They are pushed into flesh trade by their male relatives. So, is it ok to all nepali men pimps ?? (Note I have fill sympathy from them, and understand it is no fault of these women). Also, most watchmen in India are from nepal, so should we start looking at all nepalis with that lens?
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