Protest in UK against police crackdown on Ramdev

yoga guru ramdevHundreds of people on Sunday demonstrated in front of the British Parliament in protest against the police crackdown on Ramdev at Ramlila ground in New Delhi earlier this month.

Sunita Poddar, member of Action Against Corruption and Trustee of the Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust stated that “We, the people of Indian origin all over the world are deeply depressed, embarrassed and pained by this vulgar display of naked power”.

Security forces swooped down on Ramdev on June 5th and detained him after firing tear gas shells and resorting to lathicharge on his supporters to end his indefinite strike on money corruption issue.

Ramdev was demanding immediate action to bring back the black money stashed in foreign tax havens. Poddar also added that “No justification of any kind can condone these vicious actions on the Indian citizens”. She said by holding this protest she would like to show the solidarity with the citizens of India. And through this protest they would like to show their support to Baba Ramdev.

The protestors were wearing black armbands as a sign of solidarity with the people of India. She underlined that corruption is the “root-cause of poverty” in India.

Report by Alka