Narendra Modi speaks to Boris Johnson over phone, raises I-Day violence against Indian diaspora in London

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi held telephonic conversation with his British counterpart Boris Johnson

  • Modi raised the issue of violence against members of the Indian diaspora celebrating Independence Day outside the Indian mission in London

  • According to the PMO, Johnson regretted the incident and assured that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure safety

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held telephonic conversation with his British counterpart Boris Johnson during which he raised the issue of violence against members of the Indian diaspora celebrating Independence Day outside the Indian mission in London.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office, Modi drew Johnson's attention to the challenges posed by vested interests pursuing their motivated agenda, including by violent means.

"In this context, he referred to the violence and vandalism perpetrated by a large mob against the High Commission of India in London on the last Independence Day of India," the statement read.

Johnson regretted the incident and assured that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure safety and security of the High Commission, its personnel and visitors, the statement said.

Updated Date: Aug 20, 2019 23:42:31 IST