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Pro-Khalistan protest: SC lawyer seeks revocation of protesters passports

An Indian journalist was attacked during the protest in Washington

Khalistan-protest Khalistani supporters staging protest in front of Indian Consulate in San Francisco | ANI

The Supreme Court (SC) lawyer Vineet Jindal on Monday filed a complaint with Delhi Police against Pro-Khalistani protesters in Washington on Sunday. The lawyer requested Delhi Police to lodge an FIR and take strict action against them by revoking their passport as per law.

The complaint stated that the protesters threatened and abused the Indian Ambassador to the USA, Taranjit Singh Sandhu and the staff of the Indian Embassy in Washington.

The Khalistan supporters on Sunday protested in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington and allegedly attacked an Indian journalist. Reportedly they had incited violence outside the Embassy.

The Secret Service officials intervened and backed them off when a few attempted to enter inside the premises of the Embassy.

Videos of the protest surfaced the social media which showed protesters raising anti India slogans and abusing the country.

These acts and statements made by Pro-Khalistani protesters are instigating and provocative in nature which intend to create disharmony, hatred and enmity amongst the various religions and masses of India and incite the masses to fight against the Indian government, stated the complaint, reported ANI.

Further the complaint requested the Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against them and take strict action against them by revoking their passport as per law.

Lalit Jha, the journalist who was attacked by the supporters tweeted a video thanking the Secret Service for protecting him and helping him do his job.

"The pro-Khalistan protesters in support of Amritpal Singh waved Khalistan flags and descended upon the embassy in the presence of the US Secret Service. They even openly threatened to vandalise the embassy and threatened the Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu," Jha told ANI.

Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy in the United States on Sunday has condemned the incident of the Washington DC-based Indian journalist getting attacked.

"We condemn such grave and unwarranted attack on a senior journalist. Such activities only underscore the violent and anti-social tendencies of the so-called 'Khalistani protesters' and their supporters, who routinely engage in wanton violence and vandalism," the statement from the Indian embassy read.

Recently, the pro-Khalistanis has attacked the Indian Consulate in San Francisco. Visuals of huge mob smashing the glass doors and windows of the consulate building has gone viral in the social media. They raised pro-Khalistan slogans as they broke through makeshift security barriers placed by the city police.


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