Don't abuse our Prime Minister: Shazia Ilmi to protesters in Seoul
"I and two other leaders were in Seoul for United Peace Federation conference as a part of the Global Citizen Forum delegation. After the conference, we went to the Indian Embassy to meet our envoy," Ms Ilmi told ANI in Delhi.
"On our way back to the hotel, we saw an aggressive protest by an unruly crowd carrying Pakistani flags and shouting slogans against India and our Prime Minister. A lot of people were watching them. We just felt it was our duty to tell them to not abuse our country or our Prime Minister. You have a problem with abrogation of Article 370, which totally is an internal matter, and it has nothing to do with you all," she added.
A number of people were raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Seoul as seen in a video accessed by ANI.
In the 25-second-long video, Shazia Ilmi can be seen walking towards the protesters to confront them and advice them to conduct their stint peacefully.
On confronting the protesters, Shazia Ilmi said: "It's important for all of us to register protest wherever we are. I know (in) some countries it is not easy to speak out. It's important to peacefully register your anger at being insulted as a countryman, as an Indian. Any time somebody says anything about your country, your Prime Minister, you should raise your voice and not necessarily fear the consequences if you are doing it peacefully."