Violence in UK focusing on Indians: Jaishankar raises concern with UK

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DAYS AFTER incidents of violence focusing on the Indian group had been reported in Leicester and Birmingham, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met newly-appointed British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and shared his considerations concerning the safety and welfare of the Indian group within the UK.

The Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated on Thursday that Jaishankar raised this concern together with his British counterpart and welcomed his assurances on the identical.

“A warm conversation with UK Foreign Secretary @JamesCleverly. Discussed taking forward Roadmap 2030. Appreciate his commitment to deepening our partnership,” Jaishankar had tweeted Wednesday.

The MEA spokesperson stated on Thursday that the Indian High Commission is in contact with the UK facet to stop additional assaults and take motion in opposition to perpetrators.

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“Our High Commission continues to be in touch with the UK side. We are in touch with diplomatic and security authorities to prevent further attacks and take action against perpetrators,” he stated.

The Indian High Commission on Monday had strongly condemned violence in opposition to the Indian group 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 disorder” throughout a protest outdoors a Hindu temple within the metropolis of Birmingham involving fireworks focused at law enforcement officials has resulted in a person’s arrest and cease and search powers being deployed.

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