Khalistan supporters force shutdown of Indian Consulate in Brisbane

Global Affairs

The Honorary Consulate of India in Brisbane was forced to close down on Wednesday due to safety concerns after Khalistan supporters organized an unauthorized gathering and blocked the entry of the office, days after Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese assured India that his government will not tolerate “extreme actions.” 

The incident is the latest in a series of radical activities against the Indian community in Australia. 

It comes days after Australian Prime Minister Albanese assured his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi that Australia won’t tolerate any extreme actions like attacks on religious places. 

The Honorary Consulate located on Swann Road in the Taringa suburb of Brisbane was forced to closedown after Khalistan supporters blocked the entry. 

Queensland Police says it was an unauthorized gathering, however, they were allowed to enter the consulate property and block anyone from entering it, according to The Australia Today portal.