The UK authorities on Thursday declared that any direct assaults on the Excessive Fee of India in London are “fully unacceptable” amid anti-India assaults by Khalistani extremists rising on social media channels.
UK International Secretary James Cleverly took to Twitter to declare that the protection of the employees at India’s diplomatic mission within the nation is paramount.
His intervention follows threats and assaults focused at Indian diplomatic missions within the US, Australia and Canada and a few threatening posters rising on-line with pictures of Indian Excessive Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami and Dr Shashank Vikram, the Consul Basic of India in Birmingham.
“Any direct assaults on the Indian Excessive Fee in London are fully unacceptable,” mentioned Cleverly. “Now we have made clear to Vikram Doraiswami and the Authorities of India that the protection of employees on the Excessive Fee is paramount,” he mentioned.
There was a really seen Metropolitan Police safety presence at India Home in central London because the Excessive Fee constructing was focused by Khalistani extremists, who tried to drag down the Indian tricolour and smashed home windows again in March.
Cleverly responded by saying that the British authorities will work with the Met Police to “assessment safety on the Indian Excessive Fee, and can make the modifications wanted to make sure the protection of its employees.”
Cleverly’s newest assertion this week follows Indian envoys and senior diplomats being threatened by Khalistani extremists in numerous components of the world.
On Monday, Exterior Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar instructed reporters that radical, extremist Khalistani ideology isn’t good for India or its companion nations such because the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.
“Now we have already requested our companion nations like Canada, the US, the UK and Australia the place typically Khalistani actions occur, to not give area to Khalistanis. As a result of their radical, extremist pondering is neither good for us nor for them nor our relationships,” he mentioned, when requested concerning the threatening posters rising in these nations and the Indian Consulate in San Francisco being focused for arson.
Earlier in March, the tricolour flying atop the Indian Excessive Fee was grabbed at by the protesters chanting pro-Khalistan slogans. Following the incident on March 19, India registered a robust protest with the British authorities over the protection of its diplomatic mission and questioned the dearth of ample safety on the premises.