New Delhi: India’s High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami was allegedly prevented from entering a gurdwara in Scotland in Britain. Indian government took up the matter with the UK’s foreign office and police.
On Friday, some radicals stopped Doraiswami from entering a gurdwara in Glasgow. The Indian High Commissioner left the spot without entering into an argument.
According to a video posted on the Instagram channel of ‘Sikh Youth UK’, two men stopped the High Commissioner’s car in the parking area and one of them attempted to open the car door. The video then shows another man speaking to the camera that this is how any Indian ambassador or any Indian government official who visits the gurdwara will be treated.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has also condemned the incident. SGPC general secretary Grewal said that the UK envoy should not have been stopped from entering the gurdwara and that gurdwaras are for every religion.
The UK incident comes amid a growing strain in India-Canada ties following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations of India’s involvement in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
India has outrightly rejected the allegations, calling it “absurd” and “motivated.” Canada has yet provided any public evidence to support their claim about an Indian link to the killing of Nijjar.