Washington, July 07 (Hindustan Times). Following the second attack on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, two US lawmakers have asked the Ministry of External Affairs to ensure the safety of Indian diplomats and diplomatic missions. He also called on the ministry on Thursday to work with law enforcement agencies to nab those responsible.
US Congressmen Ro Khanna and Michael Waltz said, as co-chairs of the India Caucus, we condemn the attempted arson and vandalism at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco and the violent rhetoric and posters circulated on social media against Indian diplomats, including Ambassador Sandhu. strongly condemn. Democrat Congressman Khanna and Republican Congressman Waltz referred to personal threats to Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu by a group claiming to fight for Khalistan.
We support the right of every American to free speech and freedom of expression, Khanna and Waltz said, but this is not a license to damage property or incite violence. They said violence against diplomatic facilities is a criminal offense. And this will not be tolerated. We urge the Ministry of External Affairs to coordinate with law enforcement in investigating the damage at the Indian Consulate and hold those involved accountable.