Indian High Commission In UK Vandalised As Protests Over Kashmir Turns Violent
London: The Indian High Commission in London was vandalised on Tuesday after a protest over Kashmir turned violent.
This is the second time violent protests have taken place over Kashmir outside the Indian High Commission in London. Earlier, the protests had broken on the Independence Day on August 15.
On Tuesday, protesters smashed windows of the Indian High Commission and even broke a window pane of the building as they carried flags of the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and raised “freedom” slogans.
The protests were organised against the Indian government’s move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Confirming the violent protest, the Indian High Commission tweeted, “Another violent protest outside the Indian High Commission in London today, 3 September 2019. Damage caused to the premises.” The Indian High Commission also shared a photo of the damaged window pane on Twitter.
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
Responding to the tweet by India in the UK, London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the violent protests, saying it was “unacceptable”. “I utterly condemn this unacceptable behaviour and have raised this incident with @metpoliceuk to take action,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted.
I utterly condemn this unacceptable behaviour and have raised this incident with @metpoliceuk to take action.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) September 3, 2019