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Sikhs rally in London calling for independent state in India, counter-protest urges unity

More than 3,000 Sikhs gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday calling for an independent territory in India.

Protesters are seeking an independence referendum in 2020 for a sovereign Sikh state they call Khalistan.

Many held banners calling for an end to “Indian occupation.”

The protest was organized by the US and Canada-based group Sikhs for Justice.

A simultaneous counter-protest of around a hundred people gathered nearby to call for India to remain united.

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