After the 15th August violent protests at the Indian High Commission in London, one would have thought that it was a one-off incident, but on Tuesday, about 10,000 British Pakistanis marched to London in hundreds of train coaches from across the United Kingdom with the sole aim to deface and ambush the Indian High Commission (IHC) building, in an incident that reflected the growing anarchy in the city of London which is led by Mayor Sadiq Khan.
On August 15, the Independence Day celebrations by the Indian diaspora in London were disrupted and marred by British Pakistani and pro-khalistan protesters who hurled stones and eggs at the embassy building and the Indians gathered outside. Yesterday, protesters were seen carrying Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Khalistan flags and placards saying, ‘Stop shelling in Kashmir”, ‘End the siege’, ‘Stop war crimes in Kashmir’, all under the eye of Metropolitan police of London which claims to have arrested two people in relation to the violence outside IHC in London.
The tussle between the Brexiteers and the Remainers has left a void in the administration of the country. Britain is spending all its time and energy on Brexit and the lack of a solid leader is bleeding the colonial power. Boris Johnson lost the majority yesterday and it seems like the UK is plunging into a prolonged era of lawlessness and chaos. With Theresa May having already made a mess of things during her stint, it was believed that Boris would have steered Britain through the muddy waters, but that has not been the case up until now. The British Prime Minister has lost the majority. Elections may be around the corner but so is the deadline to exit the EU.
“This is the second time in less than a month that such an incident has taken place affecting security and normal functioning of our Mission. We consider these incidents to be unacceptable and have strongly urged Govt of the UK to take action against those involved. And take the necessary steps to ensure the normal functioning of our mission and the safety and security of our personnel,” said the Ministry of External Affairs, condemning the whole incident in London.
Sadiq Khan, the infamous Mayor of London who fortunately enough had the decency to condemn the attacks this time around, albeit on twitter, has done nothing concrete to show that he is serious about this situation. Under Sadiq Khan’s regime, London has become the hub of anti-establishment activities with the crime rate seeing a major rise too. Knife-crimes have seen a meteoric rise.
Another violent protest outside the Indian High Commission in London today, 3 September 2019. Damage caused to the premises. @foreignoffice @UKinIndia @MEAIndia @DominicRaab @DrSJaishankar @PMOIndia @tariqahmadbt pic.twitter.com/2sv0Qt1xy8
— India in the UK (@HCI_London) September 3, 2019
There are many reasons to suspect Khan’s involvement with Islamists. Sadiq Khan’s failure to foresee the clashes that took place on Indian Independence Day and then this week on Tuesday also reek of a deliberate act of turning a blind eye. From a pure-political point of view, Sadiq’s allegiances lie with the British-Pakistanis and he has no intention to perturb his biggest vote bank. Earlier, as a human rights lawyer, Sadiq Khan tried to get the UK to lift its ban on Louis Farrakhan, leader of the American Nation of Islam, who described the Jews as ‘blood-suckers’ and Hitler ‘a very great man’. Khan also blamed the 7/7 London bombings, which killed 52, on British foreign policy. Therefore, it really should not surprise anyone that London is slipping into anarchy, with Sadiq Khan at the helm of affairs. It may be Sadiq Khan’s inefficiency or plainly deliberate actions that allow violent protests unabated and unchecked outside the Indian High Commission, jeopardizing its security. While Britain speds all its energies on Brexit politics, London is turning lawless, and Indians in London affected by this sort of fundamentalism have no one to turn to.