Khalistani supporters set fire to the Indian Embassy in America. This incident has been carried out the very next day after Sikh for Justice terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu announced to lay siege to Indian embassies abroad from 8th July.
Washington: Khalistani supporters set fire to the Indian Embassy in America. This incident has been carried out the very next day after Sikh for Justice terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu announced to lay siege to Indian embassies abroad from 8th July. The FBI has started investigating this matter. A video related to the incident has also been shared by Khalistani supporters. According to the video shared, the incident of fire in the Indian Embassy is on the night of 2 July.
Indian Embassy in San Francisco was targeted by Khalistani supporters. However, it is a matter of relief that the Indian Embassy did not suffer much damage in this. The fire was brought under control in no time, after which the FBI has also started investigating the matter. The United States on Tuesday “strongly condemned” the alleged vandalism and arson attempt by Khalistan supporters on Sunday (local time) at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, Hindustan Times reported.
Local channel reported that Khalistani fundamentalists set fire to the Indian consulate between 1:30 am and 2:30 am. But the San Francisco Fire Department quickly extinguished it. The report said that although the damage was limited, none of the employees were injured in the incident. Allegedly Khalistan supporters released a video regarding the incident. In the video, it has been described as revenge for the murder of terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was killed in Canada last month.
Let us tell you that last month terrorist Nijjar was shot dead by two unknown bike riders in the car parking of Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Surrey, Canada. US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller tweeted, “The US strongly condemns the alleged vandalism and attempted arson against the Indian Consulate in San Francisco on Saturday. Vandalism or violence against diplomatic facilities or foreign diplomats in the United States is a criminal offense.
The incident comes months after a group of pro-Khalistan protesters attacked and damaged the Indian consulate in San Francisco in March, drawing sharp condemnation from the Indian government and Indian-Americans who called for immediate action against those responsible. Action was demanded.