New Delhi: India on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for abducting and torturing two of its excessive fee officers in egregious violation of worldwide conventions on diplomatic relations and bilateral treaties signed by the 2 nations.
Two Indian Excessive Fee staffers in Pakistan had been forcibly kidnapped and held captive by Pakistani safety companies and launched solely after an unlawful custody for greater than 10 hours on Monday. The officers had been launched solely after robust intervention by the Excessive Fee of India in Islamabad and the Ministry of Exterior Affairs in Delhi.
In a press release issued by the Ministry of Exterior Affairs, the federal government mentioned that Pakistani safety companies had interrogated, tortured and bodily assaulted the 2 Indian officers, inflicting them grievous accidents.
The officers had been video-graphed and coerced to just accept a litany of fictitious allegations and concocted fees, the federal government mentioned, including that the car of the Excessive Fee, by which they had been travelling, was extensively broken.
“This premeditated, grave and provocative action on the part of the Pakistani authorities, preceded by intensified surveillance, harassment and intimidation of High Commission personnel over the past several days, was designed to obstruct and disrupt the normal functioning of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The attempt by Pakistani authorities to levy false accusations and concocted charges on the officials of the High Commission is rejected in entirety,” the federal government mentioned.
These actions by Pakistan, the federal government mentioned, represent an egregious violation of the Vienna Conference on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 as additionally the ‘Code of Conduct for treatment of Diplomatic or Consular personnel in India and Pakistan’ signed in 1992 and reaffirmed by each side in March 2018. Such actions had been additionally in opposition to all established norms and practices of diplomatic conduct, the assertion mentioned.
The federal government additionally summoned the Cost d’ Affaires (CDA) of the Excessive Fee of Pakistan, Haider Shah, on Tuesday to lodge a robust protest in opposition to the kidnapping and torture of the 2 officers in Islamabad by Pakistani safety companies. New Delhi additionally strongly condemned and deplored the motion of the Pakistani authorities.
New Delhi conveyed its grave issues to the CDA about the truth that the Pakistan companies threatened to bodily hurt extra officers of the Indian Mission. The federal government instructed the CDA that Pakistan is accountable for the security and safety of the Indian Excessive Fee, its officers, employees members, their households and properties.
“Such continued unilateral actions by Pakistan, aimed at escalating tensions, will not succeed in diverting attention from the core issue of Pakistan’s continued hostile activities and sponsorship of cross-border terrorism against India,” the assertion mentioned.
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