DAYS AFTER incidents of violence focusing on the Indian neighborhood had been reported in Leicester and Birmingham, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met newly-appointed British Overseas Secretary James Cleverly and shared his considerations concerning the safety and welfare of the Indian neighborhood within the UK.
The Ministry of Exterior Affairs official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated on Thursday that Jaishankar raised this situation along with his British counterpart and welcomed his assurances on the identical.
“A heat dialog with UK Overseas Secretary @JamesCleverly. Mentioned taking ahead Roadmap 2030. Respect his dedication to deepening our partnership,” Jaishankar had tweeted Wednesday.
The MEA spokesperson stated on Thursday that the Indian Excessive Fee is in contact with the UK facet to forestall additional assaults and take motion in opposition to perpetrators.
“Our Excessive Fee continues to be in contact with the UK facet. We’re in contact with diplomatic and safety authorities to forestall additional assaults and take motion in opposition to perpetrators,” he stated.
The Indian Excessive Fee on Monday had strongly condemned violence in opposition to the Indian neighborhood and vandalisation of Hindu premises in Leicester and sought speedy motion in opposition to these concerned.
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The UK police stated on Wednesday a “minor dysfunction” throughout a protest outdoors a Hindu temple within the metropolis of Birmingham involving fireworks focused at cops has resulted in a person’s arrest and cease and search powers being deployed.