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Scotland Police launches probe into attack on Indian envoy at Glasgow gurudwara

In a press release launched on Saturday, the Indian Excessive Fee in London mentioned that people from outdoors Scotland “deliberately disrupted” an occasion organised for the Indian Excessive Commissioner to the UK Picture Courtesy ANI

The Scotland Police mentioned on Friday that it responded to a report of a disturbance within the Albert Drive neighbourhood of Glasgow. It added that an investigation is ongoing to find out the entire information surrounding the incident.

The Scotland Police’s announcement follows a press release made by the Indian Excessive Fee in London on Saturday, which mentioned it had knowledgeable UK authorities of the “disgraceful incident” on the Glasgow Gurudwara, the place people from outdoors Scotland “deliberately disrupted” a deliberate occasion for Vikram Doraiswami, the Indian Excessive Commissioner to Britain.

In an e-mail assertion to information company ANI, Scotland police spokesperson mentioned, “We were called around 1.05pm on Friday, 29 September, to a report of a disturbance that happened in the Albert Drive area of Glasgow”.

The spokesperson added, “There were no reports of any injuries and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

In a press release launched on Saturday, the Indian Excessive Fee in London mentioned that people from outdoors Scotland “deliberately disrupted” an occasion organised for the Indian Excessive Commissioner to the UK.

“On September 29, 2023, three persons- all from areas outside Scotland-deliberately disrupted a planned interaction organised by the Gurudwara Committee for the community, the High Commissioner and the Consul General of India. This interaction was to discuss community and consular issues,” the Indian Excessive Fee in London mentioned in a press release.

“The organizers included senior community leaders, ladies and Committee members, and a member of Scottish Parliament. They were threatened and abused by these elements. In an effort to prevent any potential altercation, the HC and CG decided to leave the premises shortly upon their arrival,” it added.

The Overseas, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace (FCDO) and the Metropolitan Police have been notified of the incident, in response to the Indian Excessive Fee. In accordance with the assertion, quite a few group our bodies, together with the organisers, have publicly expressed remorse for the tragedy and requested the authorities to punish these accountable.

“One of the non-local extremist elements attempted to violently force open the HC’s car door – a matter that will require suitable police consideration. It is due to the quick reaction of one of the organizers, who physically intervened at the car door, that a bigger incident was avoided,” the India’s Excessive Fee added in its assertion.

The assertion was launched after social media movies confirmed Doraiswami being accosted close to the parking space of the gurudwara situated on Albert Drive in Glasgow by pro-Khalistani parts, who blocked the Indian envoy from coming into the gurudwara.

Within the video, among the males are heard saying, “All Indian envoys must be subjected to this as India was targeting them”.

A number of British MPs denounced the incident.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the UK’s Minister of State for the Indo-Pacific, acknowledged on Saturday that she was “concerned” to be taught that the Glasgow assembly between the Gurudwara Committee and the Indian Excessive Commissioner Doraiswami had been postponed.

Trevelyan acknowledged on X, previously Twitter, that everybody ought to be capable of enter locations of worship within the UK and that the safety and security of worldwide areas is of the utmost significance.

Trevelyan posted, “Concerned to see that the Indian High Commissioner @VDoraiswami was stopped from meeting with the Gurudwara Committee at the Gurudwara in Glasgow. The safety and security of foreign diplomats is of utmost importance and our places of worship in the UK must be open to all.”

(With company inputs)

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