The Glasgow Gurdwara, the place an Indian envoy was stopped from getting into by Khalistani extremists, at present issued an announcement strongly condemning the incident. Hitting out on the “disorderly behaviour”, the Gurdwara mentioned that it was open to individuals from all communities and backgrounds.
“An incident occurred on 29 September 2023 at Glasgow Gurdwara the place the Indian Excessive Commissioner was on a private go to, facilitated by a member of Scottish Parliament. Sure unknown people from exterior the Glasgow space tried to disrupt this go to, following which the visiting occasion determined to depart the premises,” the assertion by Glasgow Gurdwara Guru Granth Sahib Sikh Sabha said.
The Gurdwara mentioned that the “unruly people” continued to disturb the congregation even after the Indian envoy had left.
“Glasgow Gurdwara strongly condemns such disorderly behaviour to disrupt the peaceable proceedings of a Sikh place of worship,” the assertion added.
Indian Excessive Commissioner, Vikram Doraiswami, was stopped from getting into the Gurdwara by Khalistani extremists on Saturday.
A purported video going viral on social media reveals a person stopping the Indian Excessive Commissioner to the UK, Vikram Doraiswami, from getting into the gurdwara in Glasgow on Friday. Two males are additionally seen making an attempt to open the door of the Excessive Commissioner’s automotive within the parking space. The automotive is then seen leaving the premises of Glasgow Gurudwara Saheb.
India has raised the “disgraceful” incident with the UK authorities. Junior UK international minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan acknowledged the video going viral on social media and mentioned she was “involved”.
“The protection and safety of international diplomats is of utmost significance and our locations of worship within the UK should be open to all,” she mentioned on X, previously Twitter.
The incident comes amid the snowballing diplomatic row between India and Canada, which was triggered by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accusing “Indian authorities brokers” of involvement within the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June.