The Conservative Candidate for London Mayor, Shaun Bailey, has pledged to protect the Indian High Commission from future unruly and violent activity, if elected.
Shaun Bailey met the High Commissioner of India, Her Excellency Gaitri Issar Kumar, virtually via Zoom on Thursday 18th March.
Shaun Bailey underlined that he would do everything in his power to prevent future potentially violent protests from taking place, as well as to safeguard diplomatic staff and visitors as a top priority.
The London Mayoral candidate and the High Commissioner also spoke of unlocking opportunities between the UK and India across the ‘Living Bridge’ – including new student visas for Indian students, as well as the importance of the Indian diaspora in London.
Shaun Bailey, Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London, said, “I was delighted to meet the Indian High Commissioner, H.E. Gaitri Kumar. I underlined in our discussion that the unruly demonstrations that have taken place outside the Indian High Commission are absolutely unacceptable, and that if elected as Mayor I will do everything in my power to offer protection for staff and visitors.
“If necessary, this would include banning demonstrations that are deemed to put staff and visitors at risk. We also celebrated the strong bond between our two nations, and the rich contribution of the Indian diaspora in London.
“As Mayor, I’ll work with the Indian High Commission to help unlock opportunities across our Living Bridge.”