HE Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam, High Commissioner of UK to India in a Gandhian gesture, became the first high commissioner to take up a mop and cleaned outside India House, after the surrounding was dirtied by thousands of protesting Pakistanis who hurled eggs and other projectiles during a protest on Tuesday 3 September for scrapping Article 370, that gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
The High Commissioner in a true leadership gesture led a group of people from the Indian community on Saturday 7 September, to clean the area, and was joined the very dynamic Deputy high commissioner Charanjeet Singh, as a song from the famous Indian film 'Swades' played in the background.
On Tuesday 3 September, violent protestors raised slogans against India and broke some window panes of the India House, leading to another diplomatic row between India and the UK.
Mrs Ghanshyam reportedly said, “We want to show that we are not scared or intimidated. India has responded and this clean up drive too is part of India’s official response.”