British commission to review unrest in Leicester after Indo-Pak cricket match
UK’s Community Affairs Minister Michael Gove has ordered a review to be launched, chaired by Lord Ian Austin, former Minister for Housing and Projects and former Minister for the West Midlands.
The British government has announced an independent review into last year’s unrest in the city of Leicester where community groups clashed in the run-up to an India-Pakistan cricket match in Dubai. UK’s Community Affairs Minister Michael Gove has ordered a review to be launched, chaired by Lord Ian Austin, former Minister for Housing and Projects and former Minister for the West Midlands. His department (DLUHC) said that in September 2022 community tensions had led to a spate of attacks on places of worship and other properties in Leicester.
It said that in some cases there was also a division between different groups in the city and beyond. The Indian government took up the issue diplomatically at that time after a temple was damaged in clashes in the city. After this many people were arrested. The clashes took place in the wake of the India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match in Dubai in late August last year. “Leicester has a proud history of social cohesion, which makes last year’s disorder all the more shocking and disturbing,” Gove said.
He said, “This review will take a closer look at those specific incidents and what can be learned from them. I have spoken to both the Home Minister (Suella Braverman) and the Mayor of Leicester to underline the importance of protecting all sections of the community in Leicester. We will not tolerate attempts to sow division or promote violence between people or religious groups.” Austin will lead an independent committee of experts, to be appointed in due course, to work on understanding the origin of the disturbance and how to prevent similar incidents in the future in Leicester and elsewhere May go.
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