Days after receiving reports of incidents of violence targeting the Indian community in Leicester and Birmingham, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with the newly appointed British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley and expressed his concerns about the safety and welfare of the Indian community in the UK. shared.
External Affairs Ministry official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday said Jaishankar took up the issue with his British counterpart and welcomed his assurances on it.
Warm conversation with UK Foreign Secretary @JamesCleverly. Discussed taking forward the Roadmap 2030. Appreciate their commitment to deepen our partnership,” Jaishankar had tweeted on Wednesday.
A Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday that the Indian High Commission is in touch with the UK side to prevent further attacks and take action against the perpetrators.
“Our High Commission is in touch with the UK side. We are in contact with diplomatic and security officials to prevent further attacks and take action against the perpetrators.”
The Indian High Commission on Monday strongly condemned the violence against the Indian community in Leicester and vandalism on the Hindu campus and demanded immediate action against those involved.
Britain’s police said on Wednesday that fireworks were set off targeting police officers during a “minor disorder” during a protest outside a Hindu temple in the city of Birmingham, resulting in the arrest of a man and the arrest of search forces. was deployed.