The signboard outside the US embassy was vandalised, with a poster put up sporting a message against US President Joe Biden, police said, adding that one person has been arrested and an FIR lodged. The Hindu Sena has claimed responsibility for the act.
DCP (New Delhi) Amrutha Guguloth said: “We received information on Friday night regarding the incident. The accused, Pawan Kumar, has been arrested. He disclosed that yesterday, he along with Vishnu Gupta (Hindu Sena national president), arrived near the US embassy and on instructions of Gupta, he pasted a poster on the signboard… while Gupta put it on social media.”
In the poster, President Biden has been asked to “stop bullying” India. “We do not need u (sic). USA needs India against China. We are proud of our all disciplined and brave Indian Armed Forces. Jai Jawan. Jai Bharat,” it reads.
This comes against the backdrop of US Deputy National Security Adviser Daleep Singh’s visit to India on March 30-31 to discuss the consequences of the Russian war against Ukraine and the development of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
In a statement issued on Friday, Gupta claimed that members of his outfit protested against the “continuous bullying of India by the US President Joe Biden’s administration”.
He said the Biden administration has failed to revive the American economy hit by the Covid pandemic and has been actively involved in escalating the Ukraine-Russia Crisis. “India doesn’t need a history lesson from a country that invaded Yugoslavia and Iraq without United Nations’ approval and has destroyed at least a dozen countries for not bending their knee to American imperialism,” Gupta said.