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‘Khalistan’ hooligans attack journalist in Washington; Indian mission deems it ‘grave, unwarranted’

Indian embassy in Washington strongly reacted towards a bodily attack faced by a Press Believe of India journalist while holding a demonstration by the supporters of a died-down separatist circulation in North Indian convey of Punjab.

“We bear seen tense visuals of a senior Indian journalist from Press Believe of India being abused, threatened and assaulted bodily while holding so called ‘Khalistan direct’ in Washington DC. We label that the journalist changed into first verbally intimidated, then bodily assaulted, and fearing for his non-public security and nicely-being, had to call in law enforcement companies, who spoke back promptly,” Indian embassy in Washington said in an first price assertion.

“We condemn the form of grave and unwarranted attack on a senior journalist. Such actions only underscore the violent and anti-social traits of the so called ‘Khalistani protestors’ and their supporters, who robotically have interaction in wanton violence and vandalism,” it added.

The journalist who changed into attacked, changed into holding a first price-Khalistan direct delivery air the Indian embassy in Washington D.C. on Saturday afternoon.

The US Secret Provider, nevertheless, quick sprung into circulation, and salvage the journalist while letting him assemble his job.

The journalist changed into hit on his left ear with two sticks by first price-Khalistan supporters.

He moreover shared a video of the Khalistani supporters on his Twitter take care of.

“Thanks @SecretService 4 my protection 2day 4 helping assemble my job, otherwise I would were penning this from hospital. The gentleman beneath hit my left ear with these 2 sticks & earlier I had to call 9/11 & rushed 2 police van 4 security fearing bodily assault,” the journalist tweeted on Sunday.

The journalist has reportedly determined to take no circulation towards these that heckled him.

“The first price-Khalistan protestors in increase of Amrit Friend waved Khalistan flags and descended upon the embassy in the presence of the US Secret Provider. They even overtly threatened to vandalise the embassy and threatened the Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu,” the heckled journalist changed into quoted as saying by news company ANI.

The protesters integrated turbaned men of all ages who raised first price-Khalistan slogans. They came in from diverse formulation of the DC-Maryland- Virginia (DMV) space.

The organisers aged mics to salvage anti-India speeches each in English and Punjabi languages and focused the Punjab Police for alleged human rights violations.
Loads of events of protests by supporters of Khalistan were staged delivery air the Indian embassy and the San Francisco Consulate. Earlier this week the Indian Consulate in San Francisco changed into moreover attacked on March 20.

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Visuals shared online expose an mammoth mob brandishing Khalistan flags mounted on wood poles, utilizing them to shatter glass doors and windows of the consulate constructing.

They raised first price-Khalistan slogans as they broke thru makeshift security boundaries raised by the metropolis police and installed two Khalistani flags contained in the premises.

The US has condemned the attack on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco and any attack towards diplomatic services for the duration of the US. The US has pledged to defend the security, and security of these services as nicely as the diplomats who work within them.

“The US condemns the attack towards the Indian Consulate and any attack towards diplomatic services for the duration of the United States. We pledge to defend the security and security of these services as nicely as the diplomats who work within them,” US Remark Division spokesperson instructed ANI.

(With inputs from companies)


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