India, Pak relations dip to new low as Pakistan High Commission releases alleged harassment video

14 March 2018, 03:50 PM
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In a new development to the serious diplomatic spat between India and Pakistan over allegations of harassment and intimidation, the Pakistan High Commission has released a video on Tuesday, showing how the diplomat's car was blocked in New Delhi.

According to the reports from Pakistani Officials, the incident took place while the diplomat was returning to his home in Vasant Vihar. The Pakistan High Commission has also alleged that this was done by the Indian security and intelligence agencies. The video shows a Maruti car driving at a very slow speed ahead of the diplomat's car, blocking the way.

This has come days after several complaints of harassment of Indian diplomats in Islamabad. This video was shot by the Pakistani diplomat in the car.

Also Read: India, Pakistan accuse each other of diplomats' harassment, intimidation

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has however written a note to the Ministry of External Affairs, alleging specific incidents of harassment of diplomats.

Indian High Commissioner Ajit Bisaria on February 16 complained to Pakistan Foreign Secretary against multiple incidents of “hooliganism” against Indian personnel and their properties. He was quoted as saying in multiple media reports that Pakistan agencies cut off power and water supply for over two weeks. "The Indian High Commission in Pakistan has been facing tremendous harassment for long, particularly in the last year.

"Pakistan, meanwhile, had similar grouse to air. It lodged four harassment charges, known as note verbale, with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), alleging incidents of harassment and intimidation of its diplomats in New Delhi. Highlighting a recent episode, Pakistan High Commission said two cars carrying the children of Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi were followed and obstructed on Tuesday.  

First Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 02:40 PM
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