NEW DELHI: India on Sunday evening summoned the senior-most British diplomat in Delhi and demanded a proof over the whole “absence of safety” after pro-Khalistan separatist parts pulled down the Indian flag on the Indian excessive fee in London throughout a protest. In a strongly-worded assertion, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) mentioned India finds “unacceptable” the indifference of the UK authorities to the safety of Indian diplomatic premises and personnel within the UK.
The deputy chief of the UK excessive fee in Delhi was summoned to the MEA over the intense incident of knocking down of the flag as Excessive Commissioner Alex Ellis is travelling, sources mentioned.
“The senior-most UK diplomat in New Delhi was summoned late night right this moment to convey India’s sturdy protest on the actions taken by separatist and extremist parts in opposition to the Indian Excessive Fee in London earlier within the day,” the MEA mentioned.
“An evidence was demanded for the whole absence of the British safety that allowed these parts to enter the excessive fee premises,” it mentioned.
The MEA mentioned the diplomat was reminded of the essential obligations of the UK authorities beneath the Vienna Conference.
“India finds unacceptable the indifference of the UK authorities to the safety of Indian diplomatic premises and personnel within the UK,” the MEA mentioned.
It sought fast steps to establish, arrest and prosecute these concerned in right this moment’s incident.
#WATCH | United Kingdom: Khalistani parts try to drag down the Indian flag however the flag was rescued by Indian safety personnel on the Excessive Fee of India, London.
(Supply: MATV, London)
(Notice: Abusive language on the finish) pic.twitter.com/QP30v6q2G0
— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2023
“It’s anticipated that the UK Authorities would take fast steps to establish, arrest and prosecute every a type of concerned in right this moment’s incident, and put in place stringent measures to stop the recurrence of such incidents,” the MEA added.
I condemn the disgraceful acts right this moment in opposition to the folks and premises of the @HCI_London – completely unacceptable.
— Alex Ellis (@AlexWEllis) March 19, 2023
In a tweet, Ellis mentioned, “I condemn the disgraceful acts right this moment in opposition to the folks and premises of the @HCI_London – completely unacceptable.”
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