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Delhi police registers case against Indian nationals involved in High Commission protests in London

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The Delhi Police has registered a case against Indian nationals involved in the violent protests in front of the Indian High Commission in London. The Special Cell has started its investigation in the case.

The case has been lodged under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act

The Ministry of Home Affairs had asked the Delhi Police to take legal action after taking cognizance of a report from the Ministry of External Affairs.

On March 19, a group of people chanting pro-Khalistan slogans took down the Indian flag at the High Commission in London, which led to the Indian government summoning the “senior-most” UK diplomat to lodge a strong protest. A similar incident of vandalism also occurred at the Indian Consulate in US' San Francisco after this.

British foreign minister James Cleverly on Wednesday said the country will review security at the Indian High Commission in London following “unacceptable acts of violence” towards the mission’s staff. Other top British officials also condemned the incident.

The US administration — from the White House to the State Department — condemned the incident at San Francisco and called it “absolutely unacceptable”. It warned that violence against diplomatic facilities within the US is a “punishable crime”.

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