Staff at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi have complained of being harassed in their host country, diplomatic, media reported.
The diplomats also complained of their families being harassed.
According to media, a car carrying unaccompanied underage children of a diplomat was made to stop on a busy main road in the Indian capital, the children were harassed by unknown individuals.
The diplomat’s daughter, according to sources, is still traumatized by the ordeal.
In another incident, the vehicle of another senior counsellor was forcefully stopped by an unknown individual who then disembarked and took pictures of the counsellor. The unknown individual did not let the senior counsellor’s vehicle pass obstructing his vehicle, turning a ten-minute journey home into a 90-minute ordeal.
Tuesday’s incidents are not the first, rather, a continuing trend that started last week on Wednesday when a senior diplomats vehicle was stopped and damaged. The following day the Deputy High Commissioners’ vehicle was chased by unknown individuals in a car and on a motorbike, who dragged the driver out of the car and hurled abuses at him.
In another incident on Thursday, the minister political of the Pakistan High Commission was chased and his car was damaged by unknown individuals. The very next day on Friday, Pakistan’s High Commissioner raised the issue with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and met with the MEA Joint Secretary about the incidents.
Following the meeting, instead of the incidents stopping, two counsellors of the Pakistani mission were harassed in a similar manner. Pakistan High Commission again raised the issue with the MEA.
After the latest incidents, the Pakistani High Commission has once again taken up the matter with the Indian government.
Tensions between the two countries flared up after India accused Pakistan of involvement in attacks on its military posts in a bordering town — an accusation Pakistan strongly denies.
The foreign office summoned Indian deputy high commissioner and registered strong protest over the incidents.
DG South Asia Dr Faisal handed over a protest letter to the diplomat and said protection of diplomatic staff is the responsibility of India under the Vienna Convention, which it has failed to.
Indian agencies are busy harassing children, the statement added.
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