NEW DELHI: A group of Sikhs protested in front of the British Embassy in Delhi on Monday, March 20, 2023, against the alleged removal of the Indian tricolor from the Indian High Commission in London. The protesters demanded better security arrangements at the Indian High Commission in London and condemned the British government for alleged laxity in providing adequate security.
The demonstration was sparked by videos that went viral on social media showing Khalistan supporters taking down the Indian tricolor from the Indian High Commission in London. The protesters gathered in front of the British Embassy to express their outrage at what they see as an insult to India and its sovereignty.
#WATCH | Delhi: Sikh community holds protest outside British High Commission over the incident where Khalistani elements attempted to pull down the Indian Flag outside High Commission of India in London pic.twitter.com/B8sFKlF91O— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2023
The protesters, while expressing their love for India, also condemned the demand for Khalistan, which seeks to create a separate Sikh state. They called for full security at the Indian High Commission in London and demanded an explanation from the British government for the lack of security arrangements.
The Indian Foreign Ministry has also protested on this matter, summoning the British diplomat on Sunday night and seeking an explanation on the lack of security arrangements. The incident has led to a diplomatic row between India and the UK, with the Indian government expressing its displeasure at the incident and demanding that such incidents should not be allowed to happen again.
The protest in Delhi was peaceful, with the protesters expressing their anger and disappointment at the alleged disrespect shown towards the Indian tricolor. The incident has also highlighted the need for better security arrangements at Indian diplomatic missions abroad to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.