Security outside the Indian High Commission has been tightened and barricades erected.
The UK government has tightened security outside the Indian mission in London ahead of protests by Khalistani supporters. Security was tightened and barricades were erected outside the High Commission of India here on Wednesday due to a planned protest by some British Sikh groups. Let us tell you that on Sunday, Khalistan supporters tried to bring down the tricolor hoisting over the diplomatic mission and tried to break the building. After the attack, India summoned the British Deputy High Commissioner and sought an explanation for the complete absence of security. In a strongly worded statement, the Foreign Office said India finds the UK government’s apathy towards the security of Indian diplomatic facilities and staff in the UK “unacceptable”.
A senior police officer said: “Security arrangements outside the British High Commission are tight. However, the barricades placed on the road leading to the High Commission have been removed because they were causing disturbances to traffic.
Banners of a so-called “national protest” organized by groups including the Federation of Sikh Organizations (FSO) and Sikh Youth Jathebandiya were seen circulating on social media ahead of a protest on Sunday. The Indian government launched a strong protest over the lack of security measures at its diplomatic mission, which smashed mission windows as protesters waved Khalistan flags and tried to topple the tricolor.
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