Thousands of Sikh's protest in Birmingham for Indian prisoner

Thousands of Sikhs have been taking part in a protest against the Indian government's plans to execute a man this weekend.

Sikhs came from all over the Midlands to protest outside the Indian embassy in Birmingham.

They're angry that Balwant Singh Rajoana, is due to be hanged in India on Saturday.

Balwant Singh Rajoana, who's due to be executed in India this weekend
Balwant Singh Rajoana, who's due to be executed in India this weekend Credit: ITV Central

He's been on death row for 17 years for his role in the murder of Beant Singh, who was the chief minister of the state of Punjab.

The protesters say they want the Government here to put pressure on the Indian government to stop the execution.

The Chief Minister was killed by a suicide bomber. Rajwana has never appealed against his sentence as a co-conspirator.

There have been similar protests around the world. Human rights groups are appealing to the Indian government to stop the execution. .

If carried out, the execution would be the first in India since 2004.

When asked for a comment, the Indian Embassy told ITV Central this is a matter to be decided by the court in India.