London: India’s high commissioner to the United Kingdom Ruchi Ghanshyam took up a cleaning drive and cleansed the sections of India House and the pavement sullied by eggs and other projectiles hurled during the protest on the issue of scrapping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Ghanshyam said, “We want to show that we are not scared or intimidated. India has responded and this clean up drive too is part of India’s official response.”
Members of the Pakistani diaspora, along with several supporters of the Khalistan movement, had staged a violent protest outside the mission on September 3, the second in a month’s time. The first had happened on August 15 on the occasion of India’s Independence Day. They were protesting the Indian government’s decision to remove the special status for the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The protesters raised anti-Indian slogans and broke window panes of the India Mission, trying to raise another diplomatic row between India and the UK.