NEW DELHI: India summoned Britain’s prime diplomat to Delhi on Sunday night time and demanded an evidence for the ‘complete lack of safety’ after pro-Khalistan separatist components pulled down the Indian flag on the Indian High Commission in London at an illustration. In a powerful assertion, the Department of External Affairs (MEA) mentioned India discovered the British authorities’s indifference to the safety of Indian diplomatic premises and personnel within the UK “unacceptable”.
The deputy head of the British High Commission in Delhi was summoned to the MEA over the intense flag decreasing incident whereas High Commissioner Alex Ellis was on a visit, sources mentioned.
“Britain’s most senior diplomat in New Delhi was summoned late in the evening today to convey India’s strong protest against the actions taken by separatist and extremist elements against the Indian High Commission in London earlier in the day,” the MEA mentioned.
“An explanation has been demanded for the complete absence of UK security which allowed these elements to enter the premises of the High Commission,” he mentioned.
The MEA mentioned the diplomat had been reminded of the UK authorities’s primary obligations underneath the Vienna Convention.
“India finds the indifference of the UK government to the security of Indian diplomatic premises and personnel in the UK unacceptable,” the MEA mentioned.
He known as for quick motion to establish, arrest and prosecute these concerned in right now’s incident.
Khalistan protesters take away Indian flag from High Commission in London
The oldest British diplomat in Delhi is summoned
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this PM @Narendra Modi: and extra pic.twitter.com/GvJRNBz6l4— Ranjitsinh Chudasama (@bk_chudasama) March 19, 2023
“The UK government is expected to take immediate action to identify, arrest and prosecute each of those involved in today’s incident, and put in place strict measures to prevent a repeat of such incidents.” , added the MEA.
I condemn the shameful acts dedicated right now in opposition to the individuals and premises of the @HCI_London – completely unacceptable. — Alex Ellis (@AlexWellis) March 19, 2023
In a tweet, Ellis mentioned: “I condemn the shameful acts committed today against the people and premises of @HCI_London – totally unacceptable.”