Ahead of the G20 summit, Rishi Sunak said – Britain is working with India to tackle pro-Khalistan extremism. | Pro IQRA News

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New Delhi: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday that any form of extremism and violence is not acceptable and his government is working with India to deal with pro-Khalistan extremism. Sunak made these comments to news agency ANI during his visit to New Delhi for the G20 summit which begins on September 9.

Sunak, on his first official visit to India after taking over as Britain’s prime minister in October last year, told ANI: “I want to say clearly that any kind of extremism or violence (Khalistani separatist protests) in Britain. “This is not acceptable and that is why we are working closely with the Government of India, especially to deal with PKE (pro-Khalistan extremism). Sunak arrived on Friday to attend the summit.

On March 19 this year, pro-Khalistan protesters had taken down the Indian flag outside the Indian High Commission in London. The protests were organized in support of radical preacher Amritpal Singh, who was arrested by Punjab police on April 23, almost a month after he was on the run for 35 days.

As mentioned earlier, India had lodged a strong protest with the British government regarding this incident.

Sunak also said UK Security Secretary Tom Tugendhat had spoken to “his counterpart” on the issue during his three-day visit to India last month. He was referring to Tugendhat’s visit to India for the G20 anti-corruption ministerial meeting in Kolkata.

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