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'Not Just Interested in Assurances, Want Action’: India on Pro-Khalistan Vandalism in West

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 25th March, 2023 11:15:31 AM
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The US and UK governments have assured New Delhi that they remain “committed to the safety” of Indian diplomats in their respective countries in the face of pro-Khalistan protests.

New Delhi has said that it wants the pro-Khalistan protesters involved in vandalizing Indian diplomatic missions in Western countries to be brought to justice.

He underlined that New Delhi has “strongly taken up” the attacks on Indian missions in London and San Francisco with the host governments. He said that the Indian authorities were also in “close touch” with the Canadian government over the security of Indian diplomatic personnel in the country.

The Indian missions in San Francisco and London have been targeted by pro-Khalistan protestors this past weekend, triggering a severe diplomatic response from New Delhi.

The Indian foreign ministry lodged a strong protest with the senior-most British diplomat in New Delhi on Sunday after extremist protestors tried to bring down an Indian flag, according to an official statement.

Separately, New Delhi also lodged a protest with the top US diplomat in India over the San Francisco incident.

The Indian foreign ministry urged parliamentarians and the governments in the western countries to not be “misled by inaccurate and motivated narratives.”

The comment was made in response to remarks by Canadian foreign minister Melanie Joly and several Canadian parliamentarians, who have expressed concerns over the communication curbs in Punjab as the authorities try to hunt down radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh.

Joly told the Canadian parliament on Thursday that Ottawa was closely monitoring the evolving situation in Punjab and urged a “return to normalcy.”

Source: sputniknews.in