On the occasion of Indian Independence Day, a group of diaspora Indian activists in the United Kingdom dropped a banner from London's Westminster Bridge, demanding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resignation. They listed several reasons for their opposition to the Modi government in a press release, including calls for religious genocide, India's "settler colonialism" in Kashmir, agricultural corporatisation, and the government's mishandling of the second wave of COVID-19, among others. The group also held a candlelight vigil outside the Indian High Commission in the UK. The press release issued by the group is pasted below.
PRESS RELEASE 15th August 2021, London
DIASPORA MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF INDIA IN THE UK DEMAND ‘RESIGN MODI’ WITH DRAMATIC INDEPENDENCE DAY BANNER DROP FROM LONDON’S WESTMINSTER BRIDGE!