The Indian executive on Wednesday (March 22) eliminated external safety, along side barricades placed outside the UK’s (UK) mission and Excessive Commissioner Alex Ellis’ location in Current Delhi, after the Indian Excessive Fee in London was vandalised by Khalistani extremists final Sunday (March 19). Visuals on Twitter confirmed the barricades nowhere to be viewed outside the mission and the location of Alex Ellis.
On being requested about the removal (of barricades), a British Excessive Fee spokesperson suggested WION, “We accept now not comment on safety issues.”
Breaking: India removes all external safety infront of the British Excessive commission & high commissioner’s location. Switch come after Indian commission in London was vandalized by Khalistani extremists. pic.twitter.com/GloYp1e8a9
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) March 22, 2023
The vandalism on the Indian Excessive Fee in London brought on the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) to summon the senior-most UK diplomat on Sunday evening.
Basically based totally on an legit assertion, the diplomat was summoned to lift Current Delhi’s solid whine on the actions taken by separatist and extremist substances in opposition to the high commission in London earlier on Sunday.
An clarification was demanded for the general absence of British safety that allowed these substances to enter the Excessive Fee premises. “India finds unacceptable the indifference of the UK executive to the safety of Indian diplomatic premises and personnel within the UK.”
“It is miles anticipated that the UK executive would take instantaneous steps to title, arrest and prosecute every of these interesting about nowadays’s incident, and place in space stringent measures to stop the recurrence of such incidents,” the MEA assertion had added.
One person was arrested in connection with the vandalism.
In India, many politicians condemned the incident. Talking to ANI, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor stated it was fully horrifying that the vandalism was allowed to happen. “The true project is now not internal the Excessive Fee nevertheless on the premises outside, which is the duty of the local authorities, on this case, the British authorities, to provide protection to,” Tharoor stated.
He added that if the British Police had been fully derelict of their duty and so that they allowed this nonsense to happen, “that is a major insult that we can now not tolerate.”
Taking to Twitter, Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) Nationwide Spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill stated, “Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara”- UK Govt must act in opposition to these miscreants who attempted to disrespect the Indian Flag at Excessive Fee, London. Punjab & Punjabis get a fine note myth of serving/maintaining the Nation. Handful of jumping jacks sitting in UK accept now not signify Punjab.”
(With inputs from Sidhant Sibal)
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