Broken windows, black ink marks: What Khalistanis left at Indian High Commission in London

A case has already been registered in connection with the protest outside the Indian High Commission in London on March 19. The tricolour flying atop the building was grabbed at by a group of protesters waving separatist Khalistani flags and chanting pro-Khalistani slogans.

London,UPDATED: Mar 24, 2023 12:09 IST

Khalistanis protest at Indian High Commission in London

British Indians community, who took up the task to clean the Indian mission in London, in a symbolic move also sent the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan the cleaning invoice after volunteering and cleaning the area. (Photo: Indian community in UK)

By Loveena Tandon: “I don’t know about the attack on the Indian High Commission. I have not seen anything on the news,” said Francisca, as she walked past the battered building of the Commission in Central London, with broken windows and door, marks of eggs and black ink thrown by Khalistan supporters, who turned up outside the HCI in support of Amritpal Singh, on March 19 and 22.

Close to the cultural hub of London, Covent Garden, India House is a grade two building that is generally protected by special regulations due to its historical importance.

India House is no different.

“It is such a beautiful area, but suddenly you see smashed windows, which is a bit disturbing,” said Alisha, who works in the vicinity and passes through the building each day as she goes to work.

Alisha may find it disturbing, but even she does not know why and how this occurred.

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The attack on March 19 was not pre-planned, but a sudden decision by a group of young boys.

However, the March 22 attack was a planned protest which saw the presence of more than 2,500 people.

Plans and arrangements were made to transport people in buses and serve them food at the venue by several gurudwaras involved in organising such protests.

Once people reached their respective gurudwaras, buses were arranged to bring them to the venue.

Another such protest has been planned for tomorrow (Saturday).

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