India Protesting against Pakistan for blocking consular access to Sikh pilgrims: India is protesting against Pakistan strongly and lodged a strong protest as per the reports Indian are reacting badly over the blocking Sikh pilgrims’ access to Indian diplomats and consular teams. Sources are saying that this whole thing is very bad and Indian nation aren’t that happy with this Pakistani step. You all should know that every year Indian Sikh pilgrims travel Pakistan at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Rawalpindi district.
As per the reports, MEA said, “A standard practice has been that the Indian High Commission’s consular/protocol team is attached with visiting pilgrims, to perform consular and protocol duties, like helping out in medical or family emergencies. However, this year, the consular team has been denied access to Indian Sikh pilgrims.”
You all should keep that in mind around 1,800 Sikh pilgrims + from India had traveled to Pakistan last Thursday to celebrate Baisakhi festival at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Rawalpindi district. Also, the reports are claiming that commission from performing basic consular and protocol duties for Indian citizens. Also, the MEA added, “The team could not meet the pilgrims on their arrival at Wagah Railway Station on April 12. Similarly, it was denied entry into Gurdwara Panja Sahib on April 14, for a scheduled meeting with pilgrims there.”
The statement are confirming that “Moreover, on April 14, the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, who was to visit Gurdwara Panja Sahib at the invitation of the Chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), was suddenly asked to return while en route to the shrine, for unspecified ‘security’ reasons.”
Well, you all should keep that in mind that Pakistan is showing his real face by these types of things. Also, they are violating the convention too and “inexplicable diplomatic discourtesy”, India reminded Pakistan that it was violating the Vienna Convention of 1961, the bilateral Protocol to visit Religious Shrines, 1974 and the diplomatic Code of Conduct.