India Demands Legal Action From UK Against Perpetrators & Instigators Of National Flag Incident


New Delhi: India has sought legal action from UK against perpetrators who tore the Indian Flag in London as well as instigators of the incident.

“We are deeply anguished with the incident involving our national flag and assault on an Indian journalist at Parliament Square in London. The moment the incident came to our notice, it was promptly and strongly taken up by us with the UK side. The UK side has regretted the incident, including at the highest level. The flag was immediately replaced. We expect action, including legal, against the persons involved in the incident and their instigators,” MEA spokesperson said in a statement.

A protest was launched by pro-Pak supporters of Khalistan and Kashmir took place on Wednesday — the day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bilateral meetings with Britain in London. Persons familiar with the development told ET that Pakistan has been making all out efforts to revive Sikh radical groups in UK and Canada. This issue was also raised during PM’s visit to London.

Last year, India sent Britain a note verbale over its concerns about a planned rally in Birmingham to commemorate the death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.