UK: Police confiscate protester's dagger in rally denouncing India revoking Kashmir’s special status

Police seized a sword from a Sikh protester who had joined a London rally to denounce India's decision to strip Kashmir of its special status on Thursday.   The incident came when a member of the Sikh separatist movement of Khalistan threatened to wield a sword at the police before being overpowered by security personnel. Earlier, paint bombs were also thrown at Indian supporters staging a... Еще counter-protest. Footage from outside the Indian High Commission in London also shows heavy police presence as hundreds of pro-Pakistan supporters wave Azad Kashmir [Pakistan-administered Kashmir] flags.   The protest came after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi moved to strip Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir of its special status.   Modi revoked article 370 of the Indian constitution which guaranteed special rights to Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, including the right to its constitution and significant autonomy, such as the ability to make laws giving preferential treatment to its residents. The Indian government has sent thousands of additional troops to the disputed region, imposed a curfew, shut down telecommunications, and arrested political leaders.   The demonstration coincides with India's Independence Day.

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