Indian High Commission Premises Damaged By Pak Backers In UK

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The Indian High Commission in the United Kingdom on Tuesday tweeted saying that there was a violent protest which caused damage to its premises on September 3.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:
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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.

See the visuals of violent protest outside Indian High Commission premises below

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Violent protest outside Indian High Commission on Independence Day

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. 

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British Parliamentarians support Indian High Commission in Independence Day incident

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."

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British Foreign Secretary backs Indian High Commission

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."

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