‘Indian embassy in touch with UK to prevent further attacks’: MEA on Leicester incident


New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday that India is in touch with the UK to prevent further violence and prevent further violence in the wake of unrest involving youths from Hindu and Muslim communities in the UK city of Leicester over the weekend. Criminals.

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagshi said, “The Indian High Commission in London has issued a statement condemning the recent incidents of violence in Britain. We are in touch with the consular level and the UK security agencies in this regard. Apart from this, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar also spoke to the British Foreign Secretary about this.

The High Commission of India on Monday strongly condemned the violence against the Indian community and the vandalism of Hindu complexes in Leicester, East England, and demanded immediate action against those involved in the incident.

Police in England said on Wednesday that a man was arrested, stopped and searched after a “minor disturbance” after he set off fireworks at police officers during a protest outside a Hindu temple in Birmingham.

It is noteworthy that External Affairs Minister Jaishankar raised the issue of violence when he met British Prime Minister James Cleverley in New York. The Minister shared with his British counterpart his concerns about the safety and welfare of the Indian community in Britain and welcomed his assurances on the same.

Jaishankar wrote on Twitter, “A warm conversation with UK Foreign Secretary @James Wise. Discussed taking forward Roadmap 2030. Appreciate his commitment to deepening our partnership.”

Notably, the weekend violence in Leicester was the culmination of weeks of rising tensions between sections of the Hindu and Muslim communities. According to reports, the cycle of violence started after India won the Asia Cup T20 cricket match against Pakistan on August 28 in Dubai. The incident led to a collision on Belgrave Melton Road.


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