After a group of Khalistan supporters attacked the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, Indian-American community members held a peace rally in front of the consulate.
As a show of support for India's unity, huge crowd of Indian-Americans turned up for peace rally and raised the slogans of 'Vande Mataram'. Indian-Americans waved the tri-colour flag and danced to the tunes of 'Vande Mataram'.
#WATCH | United States: Indians gather outside the Indian consulate in San Francisco in support of India's unity pic.twitter.com/tuLxMBV3q0— ANI (@ANI) March 25, 2023
They condemned the destructive activities of separatist Sikhs, who were also present there in small numbers.
Local police was present in the area to prevent any unforeseen situation. Some of the separatist Sikhs chanted pro-Khalistan slogans, but they were outnumbered by a large gathering of Indian Americans who chanted Vande Mataram" and waved the Indian national flag along with that of the US.
In different parts of the world, including Canada, Australia and UK, there has been reports of anti-India activities by Khalistan supporters. Recently they were alleged to have vandalised some Hindu temples in these countries as well.
On Sunday, a group of pro-Khalistan protesters attacked and damaged the Indian Consulate in San Francisc. The protesters broke open the makeshift security barriers raised by the city police and installed two Khalistani flags inside the Consulate premises.
A strong protest was lodged by India with the US Charge d'Affaires in Delhi over the incident of vandalism at the Indian consulate general in San Francisco by some pro-Khalistan elements during a protest.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi said the US government was asked to take appropriate measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.
(With PTI inputs)