Pakistanis sing ‘Jan Gan Man’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ with Indians outside Chinese Embassy in London against Chinese expansionism
On July 12th Indians in London protested outside the Chinese Embassy who were also joined by Pakistanis to protest against the Chinese expansionist policy.
People of Indian and Pakistani origin were seen holding ‘anti-China’ placards during the protest that happened after India and China face-off in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
Arif Aajakia, a Pakistani human rights activist who believes in speaking “bitter and naked truth” about his country, shouted “boycott China” and “down with China” along with the members of several Indian diaspora groups protesting against China’s expansionist policies.
“Today was also the first time in my life that I sang Vande Mataram,” said Aajakia.
“I have traveled all the way from Glasgow for this protest. I am from PoK, an Indian living under Pakistani occupation. The Chinese are wreaking havoc across Gilgit-Baltistan through CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) and the Pakistani government continues to work for hand in glove with them,” said Amjad Ayub Mirza, who hails from Mirpur in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), who has been quite vocal against oppression and injustice meted out to the people of PoK by Pakistani authorities.