Pak denies access to visiting Sikh pilgrims, India lodges protest

Pak denies access to visiting Sikh pilgrims, India lodges protest

In yet another diplomatic spat it was earlier reported that the Indian High Commissioner was not allowed to meet the 1,800 Sikh pilgrims in violation of the standard practise so far, now it is also being reported that there were "inflammatory" statements that were made and posters were on display supporting the "Khalistani" movement.

The Indian Foreign Ministry urged Pakistan to put an immediate end to those actions that seek to undermine sovereignty, territorial integrity and to cause disruption in India.

INDIA on Sunday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over blocking of access of visiting Sikh pilgrims to Indian diplomats in that country and even "compelling" the Indian envoy to return while on way to a prominent gurudwara there. India claimed that its consular team was "denied access" to them when they arrived at the Wagah Railway Station, calling it "inexplicable diplomatic discourtesy" in violation of the Vienna Convention. These photographs were shared with Pakistan's deputy High Commissioner.

The high commissioner emphasizing upon the faithful implementation of the bilateral protocol, said the people from different faiths usually wait and prepare for their religious journeys throughout the year. "Similarly, it was denied entry into Gurdwara Panja Sahib on April 14, for a scheduled meeting with pilgrims there", it said.

A group of around 1800 Sikh pilgrims travelled to Pakistan on April 12 on the occasion of Baisakhi, which marks the 320th birth anniversary of the Khalsa, to visit Sikh Shrines in Pakistan. The High Commissioner was invited by the Chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board and was to greet Indian citizens celebrating Baisakhi.

US, allied strikes aimed at Syria's chemical weapons
That attack triggered a swift decision by Trump to launch a fusillade of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase. Following the recent chemical weapons attack, he agreed with Trump on the need for a "strong, joint response".

Too Much Sitting Is Bad For Your Memory, Study Says
They used the scans to identify the relationships among the thickness of the MTL, physical activity and sitting behavior. However, physical activity does not appear to alter the thickness of the medial temporal lobe.

Mysterious Nokia X landing at the end of April
According to rumors, Nokia X will be available in 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM, and will have a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon or MediaTek. There is also tapering at the edges which could be a curved screen, but it's tough to tell from the picture.

Commenting on the MEA statement, the Foreign Office spokesman yesterday termed the "allegations as baseless". The Indian High Commission officials, after due deliberation, conveyed back to ETPB their agreement to call off the visit in view of such a situation. "In response, the factual position was duly communicated to the Indian side, both in Islamabad and New Delhi".

Pakistan has made arrangements to extend maximum facilitation to the visiting Sikh pilgrims during their visits to sacred places in Pakistan, the FO said.

"The matter relating to the protocol team's access on the arrival of the jatha at Wagha was expeditiously resolved through the intervention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs".

This also violated the 1992 bilateral protocol on the treatment of each other's diplomats, which the two countries "reaffirmed" recently, said the statement.

Related Articles

  • What James Comey Gets Wrong About Donald Trump

    What James Comey Gets Wrong About Donald Trump

    He considered that "the most important thing" in a president is that he tell the truth and that Trump "is not qualified for that". Comey writes that Trump is "ego-driven and about personal loyalty", going on to compare him to a mafia boss who demands loyalty.
    Konami Announces New Castlevania Title For iOS

    Konami Announces New Castlevania Title For iOS

    You can sign up on the game's official page to be notified when it launches in Japan; there's no solid release date as yet. It marks the first 2D Castlevania game since 2010's Harmony of Despair, and like that entry it has a focus on online co-op.
    In Germany found a unique treasure of the Danish king

    In Germany found a unique treasure of the Danish king

    The symbol of Bluetooth is also a mixture of two letters of runic alphabets representing the initials of King Harald. He ruled between 958 and 986 and came to be known as Bluetooth because of his dead, blue-ish looking tooth.
  • Nikki Bella Is The One Who Called Off Wedding With John Cena

    Nikki Bella Is The One Who Called Off Wedding With John Cena

    The couple began dating in 2012 and Cena, 40, proposed to his longtime love at WrestleMania 32 past year . John Cena and Nikki Bella announced their separation through a statement on Twitter .
    Barclays Reiterates Overweight Rating for Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB)

    Barclays Reiterates Overweight Rating for Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB)

    As of now, RDS-A has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 0.93, 18.88 and 1.45 respectively. 268,750 are owned by Heathbridge Capital Ltd. The company's distance from 52-week high price is -6.03% and while the current price is 33.24% from 52-week low price .
    Facebook Accused of Violating Privacy Via Facial Recognition Technology

    Facebook Accused of Violating Privacy Via Facial Recognition Technology

    Facebook might think it's facing enough problems right now, but the company's about to run into another privacy-related headache. According to BBC News , the technology involves Facebook's "tag suggestions", which can identify a user's friends in an image.
  • Another Dose of Winter, But Warmer Weather to Follow

    Another Dose of Winter, But Warmer Weather to Follow

    A 30 percent chances for rain and snow showers are forecast tonight before dusk, then there is a chance for more snow showers. A new cold surge will follow showers Wednesday night and possibly another batch of snow showers late into Thursday morning.
    Premier League decision against VAR could be costly - Arsene Wenger

    Premier League decision against VAR could be costly - Arsene Wenger

    They got themselves in front, City struggled to react and then once they were in front with the speed they have. The home game against Manchester City represented a ideal example of what fans want from their side.
    Statewide bandh in Andhra Pradesh over special category status demand

    Statewide bandh in Andhra Pradesh over special category status demand

    This bandh was supported by Left parties, Andhra's chief opposition party YSRCP, the Congress and Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena party. The Left parties are protesting on National Highway 16 which connects Kolkata and Chennai.
  • Tuesday is final day to file taxes on time

    Tuesday is final day to file taxes on time

    Tax Day is on Tuesday whether you owe money or you're getting a refund, some companies are offering some great deals for Tax Day. Well, you are in luck since you'll be able to get free food and beverages at certain places on Tuesday, April 17.
    Windows 10 Spring Update Delay Explained as Microsoft Releases New Build

    Windows 10 Spring Update Delay Explained as Microsoft Releases New Build

    However, a blocking bug was discovered that delayed the release to the public nearly at the last minute. There is speculation that the final public release of Version 1803 might be a few weeks away yet.
    Android Apps Found to Improperly Track Kids

    Android Apps Found to Improperly Track Kids

    Some of the apps named in the report include KidzInMind, TabTale's "Pop Girls-High School Band", and Fun Kid Racing. This study could monitor when data is first accessed and where it is sent, according to the published report.