My recollection of Indian Hawkers in the local area was that they were always held in affection and well respected. Of course, they knew everyone, and everyone knew them. I cannot recall anyone who would have objected to them being citizens.
M/s Gill also explained the meaning behind the exhibits on show. The Art on exhibition is of a symbolic type and not normally shown in Art Galleries. The exhibits are mostly craft inspired. Punjabi women have a special skill in needlework and this method was incorporated in producing the Artworks on display. The symbols shown in the Artworks are attempting to incorporate Punjabi Culture into western understanding.