A silent vigil was held by British Indians as part of an appeal to end violence against minorities especially on forced conversions of Hindu girls in Pakistan. Peaceful protests were held across 40 towns and cities of the UK including major cities such as Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Salisbury, Cheltenham, Derby, and Slough on Oct. 2.
The protests were organized by Insight UK, a movement of British Hindu and Indian communities. Pamphlets were distributed about the allegedly forced conversion of Hindu, Sikh and Christian girls in Pakistan. Insight UK is lobbying British MPs expressing concerns to Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon, Minister for South Asia.