Indian Americans Gather In Solidarity Outside SF Consulate After Khalistani Attack
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ANI) – Members of the Indian American community holding the Tricolor on July 14 gathered outside the Indian Consulate in San Francisco to express support for India and its diplomats there following a recent attempted arson at the diplomatic facility by pro-Khalistan supporters.
They were heard chanting slogans like “Vande Mataram”, “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “Akhand Bharat Zindabad” and carrying banners that said, “We stand with our diplomats” and “Khalistani Attack on the Consulate is an act of terrorism”.
A group of pro-Khalistan supporters allegedly attempted to set fire to the Consulate on July 2. There was no major damage, nor any injuries, and police are carrying out an investigation into the incident.
A video of the incident was verified by sources who said the fire was suppressed quickly by the San Francisco Fire Department. Calling the attack nothing less than a “terror act” an official told ANI that no major damage or staffers were harmed.
The local San Francisco police department, special diplomatic security personnel, and state and federal authorities were notified and immediately began investigating the incident.
Following the incident, the US strongly condemned the reported vandalism and attempted arson by pro-Khalistan supporters against the Indian Consulate in San Francisco.