The Southall Youth Movement was formed as a way to resist the racism and fascism in the 1970s [Courtesy: Monitoring Group]
London, United Kingdom – On a sunny Saturday in June 1976, teenager Suresh Grover was in Southall chatting with a friend outside the Dominion Cinema when he noticed a police officer standing next to a pool of blood.
“I asked him, ‘Did somebody die there?'” Grover told Al Jazeera. “And he turned to me and said ‘It’s just Indian blood’. He was very rude and left the scene soon after. I was shocked – this was an officer saying it was just Indian blood and not of equal worth.”
The blood had flowed from the body of Gurdip Singh Chaggar.
The 18-year-old student was