Srinagar: India has lodged a protest with British government as it allowed to hold ‘Burhan Wani Day’ rally in Birmingham on July 8 to commemorate the day of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, killed in 2016.
A ‘note verbale’ was issued by deputy high commissioner Dinesh Patnaik to the Foreign Office, reflecting New Delhi’s position on event seen as “anti-Indian” activity in the United Kingdom, reports said.
“The way the UK permits anti-India activity on its soil, in Delhi people are quite perturbed about that. We are also democratic society but we do not discuss that affect our friends and allies.” Reports quoting Sinah said.
The rally is scheduled outside the Council House in Birmingham on July 8 to commemorate the day of commander Burhan and to protest human rights violations in Kashmir, including injuries caused by pellets fired by government forces.
Posters announcing the event in UK’s Birmingham have been circulated across the social media, featuring a photograph of Wani.