India, Pak agree to resolve diplomats' 'harassment' issue

ANI | Updated: Mar 30, 2018 22:06 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 30 (ANI): India and Pakistan on Friday agreed to mutually resolve concerns over the treatment of each other's diplomats.

A Ministry of External Affairs statement read, "India and Pakistan mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and diplomatic premises, in line with the 1992 "Code of Conduct for the treatment of diplomatic/consular personnel in India and Pakistan".

Earlier on March 22, the Indian High Commission sent a note verbale to the Pakistan High Commission reporting about four separate incidents of harassments with Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Naval Attache of the Mission, Deputy High Commissioner and the Second Secretary (Political) of the Mission.

Further, the website of the High Commission of India was intermittently blocked by the attackers over a period of time affecting the normal functioning of the Mission.

The sources had termed these incidents to be in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and a threat to the security and safety of the personnel of the High Commission of India.

A request was made by the High Commission to immediately investigate all these incidents and direct the relevant authorities to ensure that such incidents did not recur.

Earlier on March 19, two separate incidents of intimidation of four High Commission officials were reported by the sources. (ANI)