On Tuesday, two people have been detained for raising violent protests outside the Indian High Commission in London. The outrageous protest is led by British Pakistani outfits. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has criticized the violence, termed it “deplorable”.
Mr. Raab told the UK Parliament, “It is absolutely right that any violence is deplorable. It shouldn’t be conducted in this country, or anywhere else for that matter, at any individual communities. What we now need to do is try and reduce those tensions but also, on the positive side, build up confidence-building measures to allow proper dialogue between the communities in Kashmir and also between India and Pakistan.”
Hundreds of protesters led by British Pakistani outfits have gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London against the scrapping of “special status” that granted to Jammu and Kashmir.
The incident was issued in the UK Parliament by North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara, who said that “the violence and abuse targeted towards the British Indian community on this occasion is completely unacceptable as it would be to any community on the streets of the UK.”
It was the second recorder violent incident within a month after India has raised concern over protests outside the Indian High Commission on August 15.
Independence Day celebrations outside the building of the Indian High Commission were hit by similar protests when pro-Khalistani elements and Pakistan-backed protestors have thrown eggs and stones at Indians, who have gathered outside the Indian Embassy building in London.
Replying to the tweets by the Indian Mission in the United Kingdom, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has also criticized the violent protests, saying it was “unacceptable”, adding that “I utterly condemn this unacceptable behaviour and have raised this incident with @metpoliceuk to take action.”
The incidents of violence have hiked after Indian has announced to scrap Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which offered “special status” to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two separate Union Territories.