UK Government Apologizes Over Indian Flag Destruction Incident at Parliament Square

by Sophie Craig April 23, 2018, 13:37
UK Government Apologizes Over Indian Flag Destruction Incident at Parliament Square

They have regretted the incident.

"Does removal of the Indian flag in London matter more than the lives of millions of innocent men, women and children belonging to minorities or lower castes in India who are being killed, attacked and raped on a daily basis?", the Sikh diaspora groups said.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has said that they expect "legal action" to be taken against those protestors who brought down the Indian flag, which was officially hoisted along with the flags of all 53 Commonwealth countries.

At the "Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath" programme organised at the iconic Central Hall Westminster in downtown London, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said when "someone has put a terror export factory in place and makes attempts to attack us from the back, Modi knows how to answer in the same language".

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A UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokesperson said the UK government had been in touch with the Indian High Commission soon after the incident.

A group of Pakistan backed pro-Khalistani and Kashmiri protesters, in the presence of London Metropolitan Police, pulled down the tricolor from a pole at London's Parliament Square and replaced it with a flag representing PoK and Khalistan.

A United Kingdom foreign and commonwealth office spokesperson said they were disappointed with the action taken by the group and have contacted High Commissioner Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha. Police officers and a politician are under investigation in two of the unrelated cases.

Apart from protesting over the Kathua rape case, anti-Modi protesters from Caste Watch UK and. The journalist said that she was intimidated by the protesters when she approached them with her question. The groups involved were seen with "Free Jaggi" posters and T-shirts, calling for the release of Jagtar Singh Johal who is lodged in a Punjab jail over his alleged involvement in the targeted killings in the state.

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