India unhappy with the reaction of the United Kingdom (UK), over the unruly anti-Indian ‘Khalistan’ protesters creating ruckus at the Indian High Commission and trying pull down the national flag. The UK administation stayed a mute spectator to the entire incident and did nothing to stop these goons or arrest them for insulting the dignity of the Indian flag and creating ruckus at the Indian High Commission in Westminster. These goons were protesting agaist the crackdown on Amritpal Singh, the self-proclaimed President of the pro-Khalistan outfit Waris Punjab De.
On Sunday late evening, the External Affairs Ministry (MEA) summoned British Deputy High Commissioner Christina Scott and demanded an explanation over the videos showing Indian flag being pulled down. However, New Delhi had made it very clear that the attitude of the UK in handling Khalistan separatists will not be accepted.
India has termed the entire incident as an “indifference” to Indian diplomats. The incident has raised huge controversy in the UK as Indian have condemned the attitude.
The British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, condemned the actions and tweeted, “I condemn the disgraceful acts today against the people and premises of the @HCI_London — totally unacceptable”.
However, if delayed then this may lead to another Bhindranwale in the making. Punjab had witnessed huge setback in terms of development during the 80’s when insurgency in the state was at it’s peak and terrorism had ruined Punjab.
This is indeed a very serious issue and UK cannot stay mute spectator as such attitude will only make the bilateral ties between both the countries sour.