India seeks security for its mission in London on Republic Day
Thursday 23 January 2020 7:15 AM UTC
New Delhi January 23: India has asked the United Kingdom to ensure adequate security for its High Commission staff and property in London on its Republic Day on 26 January when some Pakistani and ‘Khalistani’ groups plan to organise a rally outside the mission to protest the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian High Commissioner to the UK Ruchi Ghanashyam met British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Tuesday and conveyed her security concerns in view of the planned protests.
”Our High Commissioner has conveyed our security and safety concerns flowing from planned protests, including on the Republic Day at the India House in London, to the British authorities in no uncertain manner,” sources here said.
New Delhi is concerned that around 5,000 protesters could gather outside the Indian mission on the Republic Day and indulge in violence. – PTI
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