The Indian High Commission in London today strongly condemned the violence perpetrated against the Indian community in United Kingdom’s Leicester. In its statement, the Indian High Commission strongly protested the violence and vandalising of a Hindu temple in Leicester. “We have strongly taken up this matter with the UK authorities and have sought immediate action against those involved in these attacks. We call on the authorities to provide protection to the affected people,” the statement from the Indian High Commission said.
The Indian High Commission has also urged the authorities to provide protection to those affected.
Fifteen people have so far been arrested for involvement in the violence, Leicestershire Police said in a statement.
Leicester Police said they were investigating the matter of a flag outside a religious place at Melton Road being pulled down.
Some videos on social media also showed protesting Hindu groups raising “Jai Shree Ram” slogans. The groups were accused by the other side of vandalising properties owned by Muslims in Leicester.
Leicester Police have called for calm.