Indian Consulate In San Francisco Attacked By Khalistan Supporters

Khalistani Supporters

Khalistani SupportersIndia Post News Service

As the Punjab government cracks down on Amritpal Singh, Khalistan supporters attacked the Indian Consulate in San Francisco on Sunday. A huge mob was seen attacking the Indian Consulate in US’s San Francisco while loud Punjabi music blared in the background. They also spray-painted a huge graffiti saying “Free Amritpal” on the outer wall of the building. Several videos, filmed by the attackers themselves, showed men smashing the glass on doors and windows of the consulate building.

Three men, employees of the Indian consulate, were seen removing the Khalistani flags put up in the building near the entrance when suddenly the mob broke through a barricade behind which they were earlier shouting slogans. Unable to get inside the building before the door was slammed shut in their faces, they could be seen violently hitting the doors and windows with the wooden sticks and rods of the flags. One of the men could be seen smashing the windows with a sword.  The incident has prompted sharp criticism from Indian Americans

In a meeting with the US Charge d’Affaires in Delhi, India conveyed its strong protest at the vandalisation of the property of the Consulate General of India, San Francisco. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said: “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. Our Embassy in Washington DC also conveyed our concerns to the US State Department along similar lines.”