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Indian prisoner attacked in Pakistan; MEA steps in

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 12, 2016, 1:05 am IST
Updated Aug 12, 2016, 7:45 am IST
Ms Swaraj had earlier directed the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to seek consular access to Ansari.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo: PTI)
 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday met the family of Indian prisoner Hamid Nehal Ansari, who was attacked at least thrice by inmates in a Peshawar jail, and assured them of help.

Ms Swaraj had earlier directed the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to seek consular access to Ansari. Ministry of external affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that India has again strongly taken up with Pakistani authorities security of Hamid Ansari in the wake of reports that he was attacked inside the jail.

 

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