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US condemns attack on Indian Consulate in San Francisco by Khalistani elements Khalistan
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US condemns attack on Indian Consulate in San Francisco by Khalistani elements

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Mar 2023, 06:29 pm

Washington:  US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has condemned the recent attack of alleged Khalistani elements on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco.

Sullivan tweeted: "We condemn the acts of violence against the Indian Consulate in San Francisco. We are committed to the safety and security of these facilities and the diplomats who work within them. The State Department is in touch with local law enforcement on next steps in this matter."

India on Monday conveyed its strong protest to the US Charge d’Affaires in New Delhi over the vandalization of the property of the Indian Consulate General in San Francisco by suspected Khalistani supporters.

An official statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said that India also reminded the US government of its basic obligation to protect and secure diplomatic representation, and take appropriate measures to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

The incident comes a day after Khalistani miscreants vandalised the Indian High Commission in London and removed the Indian national flag and attempted to put their Khalistani flag in its place. India conveyed its strong protest to the UK in the matter.

In San Francisco, a large group of raucous Khalistani supporters vandalised the Indian Consulate General building after the Indian staff removed the Khalistani flags planted there.

The Khalistani elements painted anti-India graffiti on the walls and tried to break the doors and windows, according to videos of the incident seen on social media.

The MEA statement read: “In a meeting with the US Charge d’Affaires in New Delhi, India conveyed its strong protest at the vandalisation of the property of the Consulate General of India, San Francisco."

“The US Government was reminded of its basic obligation to protect and secure diplomatic representation. It was asked to take appropriate measures to prevent recurrence of such incidents," read the statement.

“Our Embassy in Washington D.C. also conveyed our concerns to the US State Department along similar lines,” the statement said.

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