People across many countries have come out in support of Indian farmers protesting against the recently enacted farm laws. Similar scenes were recently seen outside the Indian High Commissioner office in Central London.
However, a peaceful protest in London became the stage for anti-India protests too as some separatist elements were also seen in the crowd during the protest.
As per a report by Times Now, anti-India Khalistani terrorist, Paramjit Singh Pamma, was also present at the protest site in London.
Pamma, for the unaware, is a wanted terrorist for his association with 2010 blasts in Punjab’s Patiala and Ambala. He is also said to be involved with banned groups like Sikhs for Justice (SJF), which is believed to be funded by the Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI.
Pamma, back in 2018, was arrested in Portugal under a Red Corner Notice issued by Interpol. However, he seemed to have resurfaced and was seen outside the High Commissioner’s office wearing a blue jacket.
Also, Khalistani flags were raised during the protest outside the Indian High Commissioner’s office.
The Sikh federation in the UK, which, on paper, is an organization to represent Sikhs in the UK but is suspected to support Khalistan in the country, called the protest a “siege” of the Indian High Commission.
“It soon became clear that gathering was led by anti-India separatists who had taken the opportunity of the farm protests in India to ostensibly back farmers in India but also use the opportunity to pursue their own anti-India agenda,” Vishwesh Negi, Minister (Political, Press & Information) at the Indian High Commission in London, said.
“Protest against agriculture reform bills in India is part of a democratic process. The Government of India is in talks with protesters which are still ongoing. Needless to say, it’s an internal issue of India,” Negi further said.
“Protesters gathered in large numbers in front of High Commission flouting social distancing norms during a pandemic. Permission was sought from Metropolitan Police London for a drive past protest involving about 40 vehicles. Developing situation was brought to the attention of UK Foreign Office and Home Office. London Metropolitan Police managed, controlled and eventually disposed of the crowd. We could see that a few violent (persons) were arrested,” Negi concluded.
Police later arrested 10+ people for floating the law and order while protesting.