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Narendra Modi takes up London protests with Boris Johnson

Demonstrators outside the Indian High Commission in London on August 15, 2019.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

In a telephone conversation with his British counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 20 took up the anti-India protest that took place outside the Indian mission in London on August 15.

“..He referred to the violence and vandalism perpetrated by a large mob against the High Commission of India in London on the Independence Day of India,” a Ministry of External Affairs statement said.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson regretted the incident, according to the statement.

The exchange came days before Mr. Modi travels to Biarritz in France for the G7 summit. India had earlier expressed concern to the U.K. authorities about the protests of August 15 through official channels.

The role of the U.K. at the August 16 U.N. Security Council meeting has also drawn attention from the Indian side as London has not yet openly stated its response to the developments regarding Kashmir.


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