As the shameful incident of Indian flag getting ripped by the protestors took place in London during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit there, the Indian government is now pressing for legal action against Sikh and Kashmiri separatists responsible.
It is said that the national tricolor was cut it into shreds with a kirpan and burnt it.
It need be mentioned that the protesters were chanting anti-Indian slogans and provocatively replaced it with a “Khalistan” and an “Azad Kashmir” flag.
The large tricolour had been one of 53 flags put up in Parliament Square to welcome Commonwealth leaders to the Commonwealth Summit.
There was also the case of Loveena Tandon, a journalist and a foreign correspondent in the UK for 20 years, who had been heckled and intimidated by the protesters to the Metropolitan Police.
It is said that she watched the flag being torn down on April 18 whilst Modi was meeting Indian scientists at the Francis Crick Institute along with British PM Theresa May.
A ministry of external affairs spokesperson said: “We expect action, including legal, against the persons involved in the incident and their instigators. We are deeply anguished by the incident.”>