The External Affairs Minister met newly appointed British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly days after incidents of violence targeting the Indian community in Leicester and Birmingham. He discussed his concerns regarding the security and welfare of the Indian community in the UK with Cleverly.
Arindam Bagchi, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, said Jaishankar raised this issue with his British counterpart and welcomed his assurances.
“I had a warm conversation with UK Foreign Secretary @JamesCleverly.A discussion was held regarding the implementation of Roadmap 2030.
Jaishankar had tweeted on Wednesday that he appreciated his commitment to deepening the partnership.
According to an MEA spokesperson, the Indian High Commission has been in touch with the UK side to prevent further attacks and take action against the perpetrators.
“Our High Commission keeps in touch with the UK side.”In order to prevent further attacks and take action against perpetrators, we’re in touch with diplomatic and security authorities.
In Leicester on Monday, the Indian High Commission strongly condemned violence against Indians and vandalism against Hindus and called for immediate action.
On Wednesday, the UK police said fireworks targeted at officers during a protest outside a Hindu temple in Birmingham resulted in a man’s arrest and the use of stop and search powers.