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World News | Pro-Calistani protests in London low-key participation


LONDON, July 8 (PTI) — A small group of protesters staged a protest called by pro-Khalistan groups outside the Indian High Commission in London on Saturday.

The rally used controversial posters inciting violence with pictures of Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami and Indian Consul General in Birmingham Dr Shashank Vikram , the number of participants was relatively low-key.

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There was a visible police presence throughout the protest, which ended earlier than expected.

“Appropriate policing plans will be in place,” a Metropolitan Police spokesman said before the protest.

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Earlier this week, the UK government declared that any direct attack on the Indian High Commission in London was unacceptable amid anti-India attacks and posters of Kalistan extremists appearing on social media channels.

“Any direct attack on the Indian High Commission in London is totally unacceptable,” Cleverley said.

“We have made it clear to Vikram Doraeswamy and the Indian government that the safety of High Commission staff is paramount,” he said.

Since Khalistan extremists attacked the High Commission building in March, they have tried to pull down the Indian tricolor flag and smash windows.

Smart responded that the UK government would work with the Metropolitan Police to “review the security situation at the Indian High Commission and will make necessary changes to ensure the safety of its staff”.

Cleverly’s latest statement this week comes after Indian envoys and top diplomats have been threatened by Khalistan extremists around the world.

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a syndicated news feed, the latest staff may not have modified or edited the body of content)


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