• Tuesday, May 30, 2023


India high commission in UK comes up with EPIC response after Khalistani activists bring down Indian flag

A massive Indian national flag on display at the Indian high commission in London after Khalistani supporters pulled down an Indian flag on Sunday, March 19, 2023. (Picture: Jaiveer Shergill Twitter account/@JaiveerShergill)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Hours after Khalistani supporters pulled down India’s national flag at the Indian high commission building in London on Sunday (19), a massive Tricolour was hosted at the building.

Pictures and videos of the giant flag went viral on social media platforms with many lauding the move as a perfect reply to the act of vandalism, which was committed after the authorities in the Indian state of Punjab launched a massive manhunt against Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh, but also to the alleged failure of the UK government in preventing the untoward incident.

Jaiveer Shergil, a national spokesperson of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a lawyer at India’s Supreme Court, tweeted an image of the giant Indian flag and said, ““Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara” (Let our flag fly high)- UK Govt must act against those miscreants who attempted to disrespect Indian Flag at High Commission,London.Punjab & Punjabis have a glorious track record of serving/protecting the Nation.Handful of jumping jacks sitting in UK do not represent Punjab.”

While voices in the political and diplomatic circles in both countries condemned the incident, India’s external affairs ministry on Sunday summoned UK deputy high commissioner Christina Scott over the act of vandalism and sought an explanation over the alleged “absence of security” at the high commission premises.

New Delhi also said that the UK government’s “indifference” to Indian diplomats and personnel was “unacceptable”.

A window at the high commission building was also smashed.

One person was arrested in connection to the incident.

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