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British Indian peer condemns Indian High Commission attack

United Kingdom House of Lords Member Baroness Verma called the attack on Indian High Commission in London "unacceptable", adding that the vandalism of any mission in her country would not be tolerated.

"I think first of all it is unacceptable that any mission should be attacked and I'm glad that they've taken some very strong steps to making sure that that message is out there loud and clear. We will not tolerate the behaviour that was seen against any mission and particularly a mission that I'm so closely connected with because of my own roots," Baroness Verma said.

The House of Lords member added that the government has taken the incident seriously.

"The police have taken it exceptionally seriously and I'm glad that there will be no tolerance of this kind of behaviour from anyone," she said.

In March this year, the Indian community in Britain erupted in anger following the vandalism of the Indian High Commission in London and the desecration of the Tricolour by Khalistani supporters. This led to an unprecedented outpouring of support from the diverse Indian community in Britain.

Born in Amritsar, Baroness Sandip Verma was part of the UK Parliamentary delegation that called on Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and held discussions over historical, business, and people-to-people ties between both nations.

Baroness Verma made the above remarks at a business conference -- 'Breaking Barriers To Trade: Delhi Chapter' -- an event where women entrepreneurs from India, UK and Uganda, gathered in New Delhi on April 15.

She also expressed her views on the recent telephonic conversation between PM Narendra Modi and UK PM Rishi Sunak and believes both leaders know how to build stronger closer relationships.


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