India Terms Attack On Its London Embassy By Pak Protesters ‘Unacceptable’, Urges UK To Take Strong Action

New Delhi: Reacting sharply to the attack on the Indian High Commission in London by Pakistani protesters, India urged the UK government to take action against those involved.
“We are deeply concerned by the reports of unruly demonstration by Pakistan incited elements and consequent organised vandalism of the property of the High Commission of India in London,” Ministry of Extrenal Affairs said in a statement.

“This is the second time in a less than a month that such an incident has taken place affecting security& normal functioning of our Mission. We consider these incidents to be unacceptable and have strongly urged Govt of UK to take action against those involved,” it said.

The Indian High Commission in London was attacked and vandalised by Pakistani protestors agitating against the scrapping of Article 370 and the restrictions imposed in Kashmir.

Media reports in London said the police arrested four people in connection with the incident. A dagger was also recovered from one of the protesters, the police said.

As per media reports, the Pakistanis and Kashmiris living in Britain had taken out a march on Tuesday to protest against the situation in Kashmir. The march started peacefully, but turned violent on reaching the Indian High Commission with the protesters pelting stones and eggs at the building.

“Another violent protest outside the Indian High Commission in London today, 3 September 2019. Damage caused to the premises,” said a tweet by the High Commission on Tuesday. The High Commission also tweeted a picture of a cracked window pane in the building.

Responding to the tweet, London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote: “It was unacceptable. I utterly condemn this unacceptable behaviour and have raised this incident with @metpoliceuk to take action.”

This is the second attack on London’s Indian High Commission building in less than a month. Pakistani protestors had attacked the building on August 15 as well.

(Inputs from IANS