Lahore [Pakistan], April 17 (ANI): Photographic evidence has emerged that Pakistan based terror-outfits Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) are backing Sikh militants with an aim to malign India, as LeT's chief Hafiz Saeed is seen with Sikh militant leader Gopal Singh Chawla in Lahore.
The embassy officials went to meet the Indian pilgrims as a standard practice to help them out with consular duties and emergencies.
The visit of pilgrims takes place under a bilateral agreement on facilitating religious visits.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in a statement described it, as an "inexplicable diplomatic discourtesy" in violation of the Vienna Convention.
This also violated the 1992 bilateral protocol on the treatment of each other's diplomats, which the two countries "reaffirmed" recently, said the statement.
The terror outfits in Pakistan work under the patronage of country's intelligence agencies, including the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to malign India's image.
They use these outfits to wage a proxy war against India and create troubles within the country.(ANI)