2013 attack on Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi

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On 7 August 2013, members of the youth wing of the Congress Party attacked the Pakistan embassy in New Delhi, India.[1] The attack was motivated when the news of death of five Indian Army soldiers began to air in the Indian news channels.[2]

Protests flared by the members of the youth wing of Congress Party against the alleged killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army at the Line of Control (LoC) tried to enter the Pakistan High Commission.[3] The protesters turned violent as they pushed back the police barricades and entered into a scuffle with the policemen. Police resorted to using water cannons to disperse the protestors.[4] Around 175 were detained, but later let off. Similar protests were also organized in other major urban centres of India, including Mumbai and Hyderabad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Front Desk (8 August 2013). "Pak HC in New Delhi attacked by Congress youth wing". Pakistan Observer. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Azam Khan / Aditi Phadnis (7 August 2013). "Flaring tempers: Pakistan protests mob attack on its mission in India". Express Tribune. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Jitender Singh (8 August 2013). "Indians attack Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi". News Tribe. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Staff (8 August 2013). "Congress Youth Wing attacks Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi". GEO NEws. Retrieved 9 August 2013.