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UK: Indian High Commission condemns attack on Hindus in Leicester after Queen’s burial; 15 people are detained

UK East Leicester Clash: Tension exists between the Hindu and Muslim communities in the UK city of Leicester. The Indian High Commission has denounced the violence’s assault on Indian society in London. In this case, 15 persons have been detained thus far.

Today, Queen Elizabeth II will be cremated in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, there have been reports of violence. The violence began on August 28 after India won the Asia Cup T20 match against Pakistan and has taken on a new dimension. The attack on Hindus by Pakistani supporters has created a tense situation in the UK city of Leicester. According to Leicestershire Police, 15 people have been arrested for the violence. Simultaneously, the Indian High Commission in London condemned the assault on the Indian community.

“We strongly condemn the violence against the Indian community in Leicester, as well as the vandalism of Hindu religious complexes and symbols,” said the Indian High Commission in London. We have taken the matter thoughtfully with the UK authorities and have taken decisive action.”

The Indian High Commission also stated, “We have also requested that the British authorities provide security to those affected by this attack.”

Let us tell you that many such videos have surfaced on social media, demonstrating how Hindus are being attacked and terrorized by Pakistan-based gangs.

According to the UK-based media publication Leicester Mercury, the violence began on August 28, when India defeated Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022 match, prompting a fight between the two communities on Melton Road in Belgrave. So far, 27 people have been arrested.

Leicestershire Police are constantly calling for dialogue and calm in this matter, with the support of local community leaders. Following reports of clashes on Saturday night, Leicestershire Police’s interim chief constable, Rob Nixon, stated on his Twitter account, “We received several reports of chaos on Leicester’s streets on the night of September 17. Officers were present. Additional security forces have been deployed to help control the situation. We are advocating for peace.”



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