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Sikhs attend mass rally at Downing Street

Hundreds of Sikhs, many from the Midlands, are protesting outside Downing Street today Photo: Leicestershire Sikh Alliance

Sikhs from Leicester today travelled to a mass rally outside Downing Street, which was attended by 500 to 600 others from around the UK.

The rally was as a consequence of Sikhs calling on David Cameron to launch a public inquiry into Britain’s role in the 1984 Amritsar massacre.

Hundreds of Sikhs, many from the Midlands, are protesting outside Downing Street today Credit: Leicestershire Sikh Alliance

Amandeep Rai, a spokesman for the Leicestershire Sikh Alliance, stated:

Sikh representatives are very concerned that the Prime Minister or his key representatives have failed to meet with them to discuss their concerns over the narrow scope of a Whitehall review into the atrocity at the Sri Harmandhir Sahib (Golden Temple).

After Mr Cameron declared that any British involvement in the Amritsar massacre would be 'urgently investigated', the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said earlier this month that military advice given to the Indian government in 1984 had 'limited impact'.

Hundreds of Sikhs, many from the Midlands, are protesting outside Downing Street today Credit: Leicestershire Sikh Alliance

The protest comes after an Indian TV station suggested that SAS officers trained Indian forces before the Golden Temple siege in Amritsar.

Hundreds of Sikhs, many of them pilgrims, were killed in the attack, called 'Operation Bluestar'.