India has taken up its concerns regarding the security of diplomats and premises there with the UK authorities, said Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on October 5.
Bagchi stated that New Delhi has been taking up concerns regarding the security of diplomats and premises and other elements related to people there who are wanted by the security or judicial systems in India.
Responding to a query at the weekly media briefing, Bagchi said, "We have been taking up concerns about the security of our diplomats and our premises and other elements related to people there who are, wanted by our security or our judicial systems and we will continue to do that. And that's an ongoing conversation. I don't want to get into individual persons."
"In the UK, there was a protest on 2nd October, and we certainly have taken up our concerns on the security of diplomats and premises there with the UK authorities. And this has been an ongoing thing. The issue is about security, about ensuring that our diplomats are able to function normally and our premises are safe and that the community is not targeted," he added.
Last week, the planned interaction of Indian High Commissioner to UK Vikram Doraiswami by Gurdwara Committee in Glasgow was deliberately disrupted by three persons – all from areas outside Scotland. The Indian High Commission in London issued a statement over the weekend and said the interaction was to discuss community and consular issues.
"On September 29, 2023, three persons – all from areas outside Scotland – deliberately disrupted a planned interaction organised by the Gurdwara Committee for the community, the High Commissioner and the Consul General of India. The organisers included senior community leaders, ladies and Committee members, and a member of the Scottish Parliament," the statement said.
"They were threatened and abused by these elements. In an effort to prevent any potential altercation, the HC and CG decided to leave the premises shortly upon their arrival," it added.