December 8, 2022
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India Condemns Vandalising Of Temple In UK’s Leicester, Seeks Action

The violence against the Indian community in Leicester, United Kingdom, was severely condemned today by the Indian High Commission in London. The Indian High Commission vehemently denounced the violence and vandalism of a Hindu temple in Leicester in a statement.

“We have pressed the UK authorities on this issue and asked them to take swift action against individuals responsible for these attacks. We urge the authorities to offer the impacted people protection “the Indian High Commission issued in a statement.

The authorities should protect individuals affected, according to the Indian High Commission. According to a statement from Leicestershire Police, fifteen persons have so far been detained for their part in the incident.

According to Leicester Police, they are looking into the incident of a flag being torn down in front of a place of worship on Melton Road. Social media videos also showed Hindu protestors yelling “Jai Shree Ram” slogans. The groups were charged by the opposing side with damaging Muslim-owned buildings in Leicester. The Leicester Police have requested serenity.

The recent violent occurrences come after numerous videos and news articles concerning fights between Hindu and Muslim groups in the city after fans fought after an India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match played in Dubai on August 28 have been spreading on social media.

With 15 people detained, Leicestershire Police reported that its operation in the east Leicester neighbourhood hit by the disruption is still ongoing and preventing any future disorder. According to the police statement, “The effect this disturbance is having on our neighbourhood communities is not acceptable.”

A number of neighbouring police forces, including the mounted police unit, according to the force, had been sent in to bring things under control. To restore peace, stop-and-search and dispersal powers were also applied.

“On Sunday afternoon, officers noticed young men congregating in the North Evington neighbourhood of the city. Officers engaged them in conversation and implemented measures, such as establishing a temporary police barrier, to lessen harm and disturbance to communities “police reported.

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