Khalistani elements barged into the Indian High Commission in London and removed the tricolour from the premises.
In a video that has now come to light, a mob of Khalistanis could be seen staging a protest outside the Indian High Commission. Amidst chants of ‘Khalistan Zindabad’, a man sporting an orange turban was seen scaling the walls of the building and pulling down the Indian flag.
He then waved the Khalistani flag jubilantly while Indian officials at the building seized the tricolour from the man. Some of the Khalistanis were also spotted holding a poster of ‘fugitive’ Amritpal Singh.
British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis condemned the act, calling it ‘totally unacceptable’.
I condemn the disgraceful acts today against the people and premises of the @HCI_London – totally unacceptable.
— Alex Ellis (@AlexWEllis) March 19, 2023
India responds with a Bigger Flag:
The Indian High Commission building in London has become the center of attention after a huge Indian national flag was hung outside the building. This event took place shortly after Khalistani supporters had pulled down the national flag outside the same building in protest against the crackdown on Amritpal Singh.
External Affairs Ministry summons British official
The Indian External Affairs Ministry summoned the British deputy high commissioner Christina Scott to demand an explanation for the “absence of security” at the high commission premises and criticized the UK government’s “indifference” to Indian diplomats and personnel.
The incident also drew a response from the UK’s Minister of State for Foreign Commonwealth & Development Affairs Lord Tariq Ahmed, who tweeted that he was “appalled” by the attack on the Indian High Commission and assured that the UK government would always take the security of the Indian High Commission seriously.