WATCH: Days after vandalism, British cop dances with Indian diaspora outside London high commission
A British policeman dances with members of the Indian diaspora outside the Indian high commission in London on Tuesday, June 21, 2023. (Picture: Twitter screengrab/@ani)
As members of the Indian diaspora assembled outside the Indian high commission building in London to express solidarity against the act of vandalism committed by pro-Khalistan elements at the mission, including pulling down of the Tricolour, an officer of the Met Police was seen dancing with them.
A video of the cop’s dance with the Indian nationals went viral on social media. He was also seen accompanying an Indian girl wearing Indian colours with her dance moves.
Several Indians gathered at India House in the British capital on Tuesday (21) to show their support for their nation. Expats from all over the UK travelled to London and demanded action against the act of vandalism from the British government and not just lip service.
“We demand action, not statements from Sadiq Khan and from the British government,” one protester was quoted as saying by Asian News International.
The protesters were also seen dancing to the tune of Slumdog Millionaire song “Jai Ho” in a video.
“It was my duty to come out in support of India and the Indian government after what happened on Sunday. I think it is very important that we express our disappointment and anger at the insult of the Indian flag. We all are standing united under our Tricolour,” said another person who was present at the peaceful protest.
On Sunday (19), a pro-Khalistan protester pulled down the Indian Tricolour after a mob assembled at the mission a day after a massive manhunt was launched in the Indian state of Punjab for separatist leader Amritpal Singh.
It was also reported that two men tried to set the mission on fire hours before Sunday’s attack took place.
On Monday (20), Indian high commissioner to UK Vikram Doraiswami met members of the local Indian community and allayed their fears.
The Indian government also lodged a strong protest with the British diplomatic establishment on Sunday and sought an explanation over the absence of security at the diplomatic premises.