September 22, 2023

Days after the arson assault on the Indian consulate in San Francisco by pro-Khalistan supporters, high White Home official Kurt Campbell on Thursday termed it as “deeply regrettable” and mentioned america is taking steps to make sure Indian diplomatic group feels secure and safe within the nation.

Campbell, america Nationwide Safety Council’s coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs mentioned, “To begin with, let me say that these are deeply regrettable occasions. We take very significantly the protection and safety of diplomats which are dwelling in america. We’ve got been in shut contact with Indian authorities, with native regulation enforcement.”

“We try to take the required steps to make sure that the Indian diplomatic group feels secure and safe right here. And we’ll proceed with that work going ahead,” Campbell instructed ANI.

Earlier the US state division spokesperson mentioned that the US strongly condemned the vandalism and tried arson by pro-Khalistan supporters in San Francisco.

State division spokesperson Matthew Miller on Monday (native time) had tweeted, “The US strongly condemns the reported vandalism and tried arson towards the Indian Consulate in San Francisco on Saturday. Vandalism or violence towards diplomatic services or international diplomats within the US is a legal offense.”

Round 1:40 am (native time) on Sunday (July 2), a bunch of Khalistan radicals made an try to set the Indian Consulate in San Francisco on hearth, sources instructed ANI.

A video of the incident was verified by sources who instructed ANI the fireplace was suppressed rapidly by the San Francisco Fireplace Division.

The Native San Francisco police division, particular diplomatic safety personnel, and state and federal authorities had been notified and instantly started investigating the incident.

In the meantime, Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Dr TV Nagendra Prasad, Consul Common, Consulate Common of India, San Francisco, have been focused in a poster purportedly circulated by Sikh extremists who’ve accused them of enjoying a job within the June killing of Khalistan Tiger Drive chief and designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada.

On Monday, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had mentioned India will take up the problem of Khalistanis with associate international locations.

Jaishankar mentioned that India has requested its associate international locations together with Canada, UK and the US to not give house to the Khalistanis as it should have an effect on their relationship.

This isn’t for the primary time that the Francisco consulate has come below assault.

In March this yr a number of protesters, elevating pro-Khalistan slogans broke open the makeshift safety boundaries raised by the SF metropolis police and put in two so-called Khalistani flags contained in the Consulate premises. Two consulate personnel quickly eliminated these flags. The US authorities condemned the violent incidents that happened throughout protests at Indian diplomatic services within the US, whereas additionally termed that violence, or the specter of violence is rarely an appropriate type of protest and is of “grave concern.”

A number of incidents of protests by supporters of Khalistan have been staged outdoors the Indian embassy and the San Francisco Consulate, nonetheless, no motion towards any particular person or group has been taken as but. The extremist Sikh group are additionally planning to rally outdoors the Indian missions within the US on July 8.

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