Indian High Commission in Pakistan on Tuesday tweeted saying that violent protest wascarried outside its premises. It also said that the protesters damaged property in its premises. News agency ANI said that the protest were carried by Pakistan supporters over Kashmir's integration with India. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has tweeted condemning the incident.
Another violent protest outside the Indian High Commission in London today, 3 September 2019. Damage caused to the premises. @foreignoffice @UKinIndia @MEAIndia @DominicRaab @DrSJaishankar @PMOIndia @tariqahmadbt pic.twitter.com/2sv0Qt1xy8— India in the UK (@HCI_London) September 3, 2019
#WATCH United Kingdom: Pakistani supporters protested outside the Indian High Commission in London yesterday. They also caused damage to the premises. (Video Source: Indian High Commission in London) pic.twitter.com/dFtm7C64XO— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2019
India has conveyed its concerns to the UK over incidents of violence during a protest by Pakistani supporters outside the Indian High Commission in London on Independence Day, government sources said on August 19. Violent clashes took place outside the Indian High Commission when thousands of people converged there for pre-planned protest and counter-demonstrations on Thursday. India took up the matter with the British High Commission here and conveyed its concerns about the incidents of violence during the protest. The anti-India protest was organised by Pakistani groups as well as Sikh and Kashmiri separatist outfits over the government's decision on Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian-origin MP Shailesh Vara criticised the incident outside Indian High Commission on Independence Day. He said that the targetting of British Indians was unacceptable. "Speaker, following the action by the Indian government in Kashmir on August 15, the day of India's Independence, a group of British Indians in (unclear) gathered outside the Indian High Commission, the Indian High Commission in London. However, they were attacked by the members of another community which by (unclear) confirmed that the violence and abuse targetted towards British Indian community to this occasion is completely unacceptable as it would be against any community on the streets of the UK."
Dominic Raab, the British Foreign Secretary, backed Vara's statement saying, "I thank my honourable friend, he is absolutely right. Any violence is deplorable. They shouldn't be conducted in this country or in any country for that matter. Any individual communities. What we now need to do is try and reduce those tensions but also on a positive side build-up, confidence-building measures to allow proper dialogue between the communities in Kashmir but also between India and Pakistan."