UNITED STATES: The attack on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco by the pro-Khalistani section during a demonstration has been heavily criticized by the US, which specified that the main goal stands to protect the diplomatic facilities and the people who work in the Consulate.
After breaking into the makeshift security barriers installed by the city police, the demonstrators raised pro-Khalistani slogans and erected Khalistani flags inside the Indian Consulate. The doors and windows of the Consulate building were destroyed.
The National Security Council Coordinator for strategic communications at the White House, John Kirby, mentioned on Monday that “the diplomatic security service of the State Department collaborates with regional authorities.”
Kirby mentioned, “Although I can’t speak for the San Francisco police, I can say that the diplomatic security service is collaborating with local law enforcement to conduct an appropriate investigation.”
“The State Department will also undoubtedly work to repair the damage from the standpoint of the infrastructure, but it is still unacceptable,” Kirby added.
Jake Sullivan, the U.S. National Security Advisor, also condemned the attack in San Francisco that has made both Indians and Americans furious.
He tweeted, “We condemn the acts of violence against the Indian Consulate in San Francisco. We are committed to the safety and security of these facilities and the diplomats who work within them.”
“The State Department is in touch with local law enforcement on the next steps in this matter,” he added further.
He said this in light of the reports that caused the chaos in front of the Consulate due to a dearth of immediate action by the local law enforcement agencies.
In an issue given out by the State Department, it said, “The US condemns the attack on Sunday against the Indian Consulate in San Francisco. Violence against diplomatic facilities within the US is a punishable crime.”
In another statement, the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum criticised the attack.
Jassie Singh from the Sikhs of America repeated, “Since this nation permits nonviolent protests, and because we want to maintain that ability, we want to take action against whoever committed the terrible conduct in San Francisco.”
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