Home Government and Policy India slams Pakistan for harassing its diplomats and denying permission to meet Indian pilgrims

India slams Pakistan for harassing its diplomats and denying permission to meet Indian pilgrims

MEA stated that Pakistan is in violation of the international legal instruments and conventions like the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963.

India has registered a strong protest with Pakistan over the harassment of the Indian diplomats and denial of access to Sikh shrines to meet Indian Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan.

Just a day after India decided to build and develop Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims, the authorities in Pakistan blocked Indian diplomats from interacting with the Indian pilgrims at Gurudwara Sacha Sauda and Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. Both the Gurudwaras are located in Pakistan’s Punjab region.

On the day of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Indian diplomats  Arananjit Singh and Sunil Kumar were stopped from entering the Gurudwaras. As per reports, this is the third consecutive incident where Indian diplomats were barred from entering the Sikh shrines. MEA has stated that Pakistan authorities are doing it in order to deflect attention from Pakistan’s violation of the international legal instruments and conventions like the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963.

- Ad - - article resumes -

According to reports, the consular officials of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan were denied entry and were forced to leave from the Gurudwaras despite having obtained prior level permission from the Pakistan Foreign Ministry.

The Ministry of External Affairs released a statement raising grave concerns on the treatment meted out to the Indian diplomats and pilgrims visiting Pakistan. Slamming Pakistan’s provocation, MEA stated that such hostile treatment of Indian High Commission officials and pilgrims is unacceptable and unwarranted.

Expressing concern over the reports of pro-Khalistani banners being displayed to Sikh pilgrims, MEA also said that such attempts to incite communal discord and intolerance and encourage secessionist tendencies with the objective of subverting India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are not in accordance with the bilateral protocol.

While India granted permission to Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India and other consular officials to travel to ‘Kalyar Sharif’ to meet the pilgrims from Pakistan, the same treatment is not being extended to Indian diplomats by Pakistan. This is not the first time that Pakistan has exhibited its hostility towards Indian diplomats either. In the past too, Pakistan had snubbed Indian diplomats by restricting them from meeting Sikh pilgrims.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.

Big Story

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is expected to declare its verdict on July 17 in the case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. 

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Interview: Former RAW officer makes further shocking revelations about Hamid Ansari after alleging that he endangered lives of RAW officers in Iran

In this exclusive interview, Former RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officer NK Sood makes further revelations about his time in Iran, Hamid Ansari and the vilified scientist Nambi Narayanan

Aspiring model Khushi Parihar murdered over ‘friendship with other men’, live-in partner Ashraf Sheikh arrested

Aspiring model Khushi Parihar was found murdered with her head and face smashed on Saturday morning at Chatarpur farms, around 50 KMs away from the Nagpur city, her live-in partner Ashraf Sheikh has been arrested

Barkha Dutt terms Kapil Sibal a ‘Mallya’ for not paying salaries to Tiranga TV employees while enjoying in London

Barkha Dutt slams Kapil Sibal for sacking employees without due compensation, says the Sibals abused the female staffers

Prime Minister Modi, Hindus are under siege, and now is the right time to speak up

PM Modi will still win elections due to sheer inertia and the pathetic state of the country's opposition but the faith that he commands will take a hit and even if it's among a small section of the support base, it would be a travesty
Tiranga TV boots its employees: Here is why they don't deserve any sympathy

I am a journalist and here is why I have absolutely no sympathy for the ones who joined Tiranga TV

News emerged last night that bouncers had been sent to the offices of Tiranga TV as the employees were holding a silent protest in the premises.
Supreme court judgements - regional languages

Here are 7 bizarre judgments by the Indian Judiciary that highlight the need for urgent reforms

It's not the first time that the rather bizarre tendencies of the Indian Judiciary have been on display. In this article, we revisit some of them.
Karan Thapar tried to impede the construction of the RTR flyover

New RTR flyover finally opens in Delhi: Read how inordinate delays were caused by ‘influential residents’ like Karan Thapar

Prominent journalist Karan Thapar had written a letter to LG opposing the construction of RTR flyover claiming it could become the "matter of life and death"

Court asks Ranchi woman to distribute copies of Quran while granting bail over her Facebook post over Tabrez Ansari’s death

A Ranchi Court granted conditional bail to Richa Bharti who is accused of 'hurting religious sentiments' of Muslim community over a Facebook post. She has been asked to distribute copies of the Quran.

Amit Shah intervenes as Owaisi heckles BJP MP during NIA Amendment Bill discussion, asks AIMIM MP to ‘get in habit of listening’

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today came down heavily on AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi during the discussion on NIA Amendment Bill in the Parliament. The assembly was discussing the bill to strengthen the National Investigation Agency. The opposition, however, was spooked by the amendments and tried to give it...
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post