Protest planned in London against crackdown on Ramdev

June 18th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) People of Indian origin in London will stage a protest Sunday against the June 4 post-midnight police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev, a statement from the Patanjali Trust said here.

“We, the people of Indian origin all over the world, are deeply depressed, embarrassed and pained by this vulgar display of naked power. To show our solidarity, we are holding a peaceful protest on Sunday at the Old Palace Yard, opposite the Houses of Parliament, London, from 12 p.m. till 2.30 p.m.,” said Sunita Poddar, member of Action Against Corruption and trustee of the Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust, in a statement released Saturday.

“No justification of any kind can condone these vicious actions on the Indian citizens,” Poddar added.

Baba Ramdev was holding a fast at Delhi’s Ramlila Ground to demand the recovery of black money stashed abroad by rich Indians, but was forcibly evicted along with thousands of his followers after midnight June 4.

“All protesters will be wearing black armbands as a sign of solidarity to the innocent people of India who, on a day-to-day basis, are being affected by corruption, which is leading the country into poverty,” Poddar added.

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