India counters London Pro-Khalistan rally with Guru Nanak B-Anniversary celebration
The Indian external affairs ministry has taken a tactical move to counter the US based organisation’s Pro-Khalistan rally, which was scheduled to take place in the UK’s capital London, with the Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebration, to make sure that the rally, which was aimed to amass support for the formation of an independent Sikh nation Khalistan, has received no support from the Sikh community live in one of the most powerful countries in the European continent.
India never expected that the UK would give permission to such a provocative rally. While giving permission to the rally, the United Kingdom stated that they would allow and tolerate the expression of all kind of opinions without fear in their soil until and unless it is expressed in a peaceful manner, staying within the limits marked by the law of the land.
Anyway, while announcing its plan to conduct the 550th birth anniversary celebration of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion, a senior Indian minister highlighted the inclusive nature of the religion and its religious book.
However, to an extent, the Indian government has managed to counter the separatist politics of the rally with the inclusiveness tactics of the celebration.
Vignesh. S. G
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