A group of Khalistani supporters pulled down the Indian tricolour at the Indian High Commission in London. The mob was carrying the Khalistani flags and chanting pro-Khalistan slogans, while one of them was pulling the Indian flag down.
#WATCH | United Kingdom: Khalistani elements attempt to pull down the Indian flag but the flag was rescued by Indian security personnel at the High Commission of India, London.
(Source: MATV, London)
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— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2023
After a statement from Scotland Yard, India has lodged a strong protest with the British Government on the issue of the diplomatic mission’s safety in London. A video from the scene leaked which also showed cracked windows, and men climbing up the walls of the building. The video also showed an Indian official grabbing the tricolour back after it was violently taken off by the protestors.
According to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi summoned the senior UK diplomat in India to protest against the actions taken by separatists.
Indian tricolour flying high at the Indian High Commission in London, UK even after some Khalistani radical goons tried to vandalise the flag and the High Commission premises. India has lodged strong protest and demanded swift action. pic.twitter.com/IiYl8OTzjx
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) March 19, 2023
This video shows a Khalistani protester trying to pull down the Tricolour and replace it with a Khalistani flag outside the High Commission of India in London. He had apparently planned to set light to the Tricolour. Where were the police? pic.twitter.com/SdtfuhbCoI
— Naomi Canton (@naomi2009) March 19, 2023
“An explanation demanded the complete absence of British security that allowed these elements to enter the High Commission premises. She was reminded in this regard of the basic obligations of the UK Government under the Vienna Convention,” the MEA said in a statement.
“India finds unacceptable the indifference of the UK government to the security of Indian diplomatic premises and personnel in the UK. It is expected that the UK Government would take immediate steps to identify, arrest and prosecute each one of those involved in today’s incident, and put in place stringent measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents,” it said.
The Indian High Commission in London has responded to the protestors by putting up a bigger National Flag after they tried to pull down the Indian tricolour.