BBC News at One – Protests planned for Modi

Protests rallies are set to be held on Wednesday and later in the week, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on his second bilateral visit to the U.K. in three years, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Issues ranging from sexual violence to the situation in Kashmir and violence against Dalits and religious minorities are likely to figure prominently.Among the groups that will hold protests will be CasteWatchUK and the South Asian Solidarity Group, which will hold a rally outside Downing Street.

Thousands of people, particularly Dalits, are expected to join the rally from across the U.K. The Sikh Federation U.K. will also be holding a rally in Parliament Square on the treatment of Sikhs and the detention of British citizen Jagtar Singh Johal by Indian authorities. NGO Action for Elephants will protest outside the Indian High Commission on Friday to draw attention to the “horrific treatment” of temple elephants in India.

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