A senior Indian journalist was assaulted and verbally abused by Khalistani supporters while covering the protest outside the Indian embassy in Washington D.C. on March 25.
According to reports, the situation escalated to a point where the journalist had to call 911 as he felt threatened while doing his job. The law enforcement authorities reportedly intervened and escorted him to safety.
The incident was condemned by Indian embassy in Washington, who thanked the U.S. Secret Service for providing assistance to the victim. “We understand that the journalist was first verbally intimidated, then physically assaulted, and fearing for his personal safety and well being, had to call in law enforcement agencies, who responded promptly.”
“We condemn such a grave and unwarranted attack on a senior journalist. Such activities only underscore the violent and anti-social tendencies of the so called ‘Khalistani protestors’ and their supporters, who routinely engage in wanton violence and vandalism,” the embassy said in a statement.
The Khalistani protest turned violent earlier this week at the Indian consulate in San Francisco. The protestors stormed the consulate building, shattered glass windows and attempted to break down the door.