On Saturday, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the UK’s Minister of State for the Indo-Pacific, said that she was “concerned” to see that the Indian Excessive Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami was prevented from attending the Gurudwara Committee in Glasgow.
The safety and security of worldwide areas are of the utmost significance, and locations of worship in the UK needs to be accessible to all, in keeping with Trevelyan on X, previously referred to as Twitter.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan stated, “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.”
The Glasgow Gurudwara skilled a “disgraceful incident” earlier right now when people from exterior Scotland “deliberately disrupted” a scheduled gathering for the Indian Excessive Commissioner and Consul Basic. The Indian Excessive Fee in London says it has knowledgeable UK authorities of the incident.
In line with an announcement issued by India’s Excessive Fee in London, instantly after his arrival, the Excessive Commissioner and Consul Basic of India made the choice to depart the premises in an effort to keep away from any potential incident.
“On September 29, 2023, three persons– all from areas outside Scotland–deliberately disrupted a planned interaction organized 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,” India’s Excessive Fee in London assertion learn.
It additional stated, “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.”
The Overseas, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace (FCDO) and the Metropolitan Police have each been knowledgeable of the incident, in keeping with the Indian Excessive Fee. In line with the assertion, quite a few native organisations, 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,” India’s Excessive Fee in London stated in an announcement.
Doraiswami was allegedly prevented from coming into the Glasgow Gurudwara on Albert Drive by a person who was allegedly a pro-Khalistani protester, in keeping with a fictitious video launched on the Instagram account of “Sikh Youth UK.”
The latest prevalence happens within the midst of a diplomatic dispute between India and Canada over the June 18 homicide of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar at a Gurudwara in Surrey, British Columbia.
(With company inputs)