The protests outside the Indian High Commission building in London took place in the backdrop of the Centre in India having revoked special status for Jammu and Kashmir
London: Condemning the recent attack at the Indian High Commission building in London, that took place twice within a month, the British foreign secretary Dominic Raab said that any violence against the British Indians or any other community in the United Kingdom is "deplorable".
Addressing the British Parliament on Tuesday, Raab said, "Such violence should not be conducted anywhere else for that matter. Communities now need to reduce that tension but on a positive note, such as confidence-building measures. This would not only allow reducing tension between communities in Kashmir and also between India and Pakistan."
On Tuesday, the Indian High Commission was gripped with fresh protests over the issue of Jammu and Kashmir that turned out to be violent after damages were caused to the building premises.
"The violence and abuse targetted towards the British Indian community on this occasion are completely unacceptable as it would be to any community on the streets of UK," Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire said at the British Parliament.
This incident marked the second time after India raised concerns over protests outside the Indian High Commission on August 15.
Reacting to the tweet by the Indian mission in the UK, London mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the violent protests and said that it was "unacceptable".
Taking to Twitter, Khan said, "I utterly condemn this unacceptable behaviour and have raised this incident with @metpoliceuk to take action."
The protests and vandalism of properties occurred in the wake of the Indian government's decision of revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Last Updated Sep 4, 2019, 4:40 PM IST