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Swachh Bharat reaches London, Indians clean up the mess left behind By Pak Protesters

The Indian community in the United Kingdom has sent a pretty bold message by cleaning the trash that was left behind following the violent protests outside the Indian embassy in London last week.

Many people in the UK have condemned the recent violent protests and vandalisation of the Indian High Commission in London during the ‘Kashmir Freedom March’ which was organised by a plethora of British Kashmiri groups.

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the High Commission regarding the Kashmir issue and after which, things turned violent as they threw eggs and vegetables on the embassy building. The demonstrators also didn’t hesitate to smash windowpane of the High Commission.

The protesters were also carrying flags of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and then shouted “freedom” slogans. The building of India House in Aldwych, London had several marks to it protestors threw eggs, tomatoes, smoke bombs and frozen water bottles at the embassy and several windows were also destroyed.

Several leading personalities from the UK had previously visited the Indian High Commission and then accused London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, of permitting thousands of protesters to gather for an anti-India protest.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson identified as Raveesh Kumar condemned the vandalism and protests, adding that India considered these incidents to be “unacceptable” and have also strongly urged the UK to take required steps to make sure there is normal functioning of the Mission and the safety and security of the personnel plying their trade at the mission.

Sadiq Khan had described these infamous clashes as unacceptable behaviour. He then went on to call the police to take stringent action against the perpetrators. Meanwhile, India has already conveyed its concerns to the UK after the incidents of violence.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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