‘Sensationalist lies’, says India’s high commissioner to UK on social media reports on Punjab


NEW DELHI: India’s Excessive Commissioner to the UK, Vikram Doraiswami on Wednesday mentioned that “there is no truth to sensationalist lies being circulated on social media”, whereas giving particulars of the state of affairs in Punjab publish the police crackdown on ‘Waris Punjab De’ and Efforts to arrest its chief Amritpal Singh.

In a video tackle, Doraiswami mentioned, “The situation for travel is normal and visitors, including from the UK, are safe. Let me assure all our friends here in the UK, especially brothers and sisters with relatives in Punjab that there is no truth to sensationalist lies being circulated on social media.”

The video was launched by the Indian Excessive Fee in London.

“The situation in your ancestral homeland is not what is being reported. The elected chief minister of the state and the local police authorities have put out detailed information, including interviews on television, please watch these. Do not believe the small handful of people putting out fiction and disinformation,” Doraiswami mentioned within the video.

The police crackdown occurred virtually a month after Amritpal’s supporters had clashed with police personnel on the Ajnala police station on the outskirts of Amritsar in February, demanding the discharge of considered one of Amritpal’s shut aides – Lovepreet Toofan.

The Excessive Commissioner additional mentioned that on March 18, the Punjab Police had launched an operation in opposition to parts of ‘Waris Punjab De’ in opposition to whom legal circumstances have been recorded. Notably in opposition to Amritpal Singh, the chief of this group and another parts.

“All communication services, including mobile telephone network continue to be available as of noon today, for mobile Internet services across the state except in four districts. Across the state, Internet access using broadband access has not been affected. There is no restriction to media reporting,” he additional knowledgeable within the video message.

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