As an epic response to Khalistani protesters who vandalised the Indian High Commission in the United Kingdom, it erected a massive Tricolour atop the structure.
The Indian High Commission crew erected a massive Tricolour atop the High Commission building in London, UK.
On March 19, a huge group of Khalistani extremists protested and vandalised India’s flag at the Indian High Commission. India had severely condemned Khalistani members, seeking their arrest and punishment. Barricades outside the British High Commission in New Delhi were dismantled earlier on Wednesday.
The seniormost British diplomat in New Delhi was called on Sunday night after the Indian High Commission was vandalised, according to an earlier official notification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The lack of British security, which allowed suspected pro-Khalistan individuals to enter the High Commission facilities, was questioned. The envoy was reminded of the UK Government’s basic duties under the Vienna Convention in this regard.
“India finds unacceptable the indifference of the UK Government to the security of Indian diplomatic premises and personnel in the UK,” the MEA release said.
The “disgraceful antics” outside the Indian High Commission were slammed by British High Commissioner Alex Ellis as utterly reprehensible.
“I condemn the disgraceful acts today against the people and premises of the High Commission of India – totally unacceptable,” British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis tweeted earlier.
The burning of the national flag last Sunday prompted an extraordinary outpouring of sympathy from Britain’s broad Indian population. Meanwhile, Khalistani militants conducted anti-India rallies outside the Indian High Commission in London on March 22. But, demonstrators shouting “Khalistan Zindabaad” were hampered by barricades. The Indian High Commission was guarded by Metropolitan Police against pro-Khalistani militants.
Many uniformed police have been monitoring the Aldwych area since the weekend, and Metropolitan Police vehicles had been stationed near India Place. According to Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra, India has lodged a strong protest with the United Kingdom over the vandalism incident at the Indian High Commission in London and has stressed the need for the British authorities to put in place necessary security measures.