Indian Americans celebrate Republic Day outside embassy in Washington

Enthusiastic Indian Americans celebrated the 71st Republic Day outside the country's embassy in Washington DC with much fervour, even as a dozen pro-Khalistani supporters tried to dampen their spirit by raising anti-India slogans. While the diaspora celebrated the Republic Day, about 10-12 pro-Khalistani supporters present outside the embassy raised anti-India slogans and attempted to burn the tri-colour along with copies of the Indian Constitution. As per the US law, raising slogans and demonstrating against a country or any government is not unlawful. Pro Khalistani groups have misused this freedom for decades and have regularly attempted to embarrass Indian events in Washington. India's 71st Republic Day was celebrated in Washington, with Charge d'affaires at the Indian Embassy, Amit Kumar, unfurling the tricolour and reading out President Ram Nath Kovind's Republic Day address.