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Delhi Police file UAPA case over protest outside Indian High Commission in London

Following the Ministry of Home Affairs’ directions, Delhi Police on Friday registered a case in connection with a “pro-Khalistan protest” that took place in front of the Indian High Commission in London on March 19.

The protest was related to the police manhunt for Amritpal Singh, a hardline Sikh leader who emerged as the new face of the Khalistan movement, which calls for the creation of an independent Sikh homeland.

The Indian flag was pulled down from the Indian High Commission in London by angry Khalistan supporters.

The case was registered by the special cell under the Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act as it involves unlawful activities carried out by certain people holding Indian nationality abroad, a senior police officer told PTI.

Meanwhile, On Wednesday, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said that they will review security at the Indian High Commission in London following “unacceptable acts of violence” towards the mission’s staff.

Earlier this week, India summoned the most senior British diplomat in New Delhi to protest over the actions taken by “separatist and extremist elements” against the country’s mission in London.


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