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Indian mission condemns violence, temple attack in UK

There have been reports of clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in Leicester after fans clashed after the India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match.

There have been reports of clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in Leicester after fans clashed after the India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match.

India on Monday strongly condemned the violence against the Indian community and the vandalism of a Hindu campus in the eastern England city of Leicester and demanded immediate action against those involved in the attacks.

In a statement, the Indian High Commission in London said it had “strongly” taken up the issue and called for protection for those affected by UK authorities following reports of clashes in the city over the weekend, which were described as “severe disorder”. as was described. local police.

Clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups have been reported in the city since fans clashed after an India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match late last month.

“We strongly condemn the violence against the Indian community in Leicester and the vandalism of the premises and symbols of Hinduism,” the High Commission statement said.

“We have taken this matter strongly with the UK authorities and call for immediate action against those involved in these attacks. We call on the authorities to provide protection to those affected,” the statement said.

Leicestershire Police said their operations in the disorder-hit East Leicester area were continuing to prevent any further disturbances, with 15 people arrested.

“The impact this disorder is having on our local communities is unacceptable,” police said in a statement.

“We will not tolerate violence, disorder or intimidation in Leicester, and we continue to call for peace and dialogue. Our police operations and investigations continue vigorously and extensively,” it said.

The force said several neighboring police forces, including a mounted police unit, have been deployed to bring matters under control. Dispersal and stop and search powers were also used to restore peace.

Police said, “Officers became aware of a gathering of youths in the North Evington area of ​​the city on Sunday afternoon. Officers spoke to them and took steps, including creating a temporary police cordon, to reduce damage and unrest to communities.” ” Told.

This was followed by clashes on Saturday evening, when police said they had come across a video showing a man pulling a flag outside a religious building on Melton Road in Leicester, and said an investigation into the incident Will. The flag of a temple is seen torn in a video going viral on social media.

Police ordered a similar dispersal earlier this month after a few days of unrest in the wake of the India vs Pakistan match in Dubai on August 28. Police and community leaders have been calling for calm over the past few weeks amid reports of men. Coming from other cities in the UK to stir up disorder in Leicester.

“It’s mostly young men who are in their teens and early 20s and I’ve heard suggestions that people come from outside (in the city) looking for an opportunity to set up. It’s for people from those areas. Very worrying where this has happened, Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Solsby said.

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