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Pak Hindus see conspiracy against Delhi-Islamabad bonhomie behind Yadav arrest

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | YUSUF JAMEEL
Published Mar 25, 2016, 5:35 pm IST
Updated Mar 25, 2016, 5:35 pm IST
Pakistani Hindus pictured during a protest. (Photo: PTI, representational image)
 Pakistani Hindus pictured during a protest. (Photo: PTI, representational image)

Islamabad: A representative body of minority Hindu community, Pakistan Hindu Council, while expressing serious concern over the reported arrest of an alleged RAW agent in Balochistan province of Pakistan, has asked the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan to probe the incident jointly.

The PHC said it sees a “conspiracy” against the India-Pakistan bonhomie behind the arrest of the accused by the Pakistan authorities. Its patron-in-chief Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani who is also a member of Pakistan’s  National Assembly in a statement mailed to this newspaper regretted that “whenever there is some hope for peace, such incidents start to happen with a purpose to fulfil the vested interests”(sic).

Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale as it lodged its protest over 'subversive activities' of the alleged RAW officer, a day after Pakistani security forces claimed to have arrested him. Identified as Kul Yadav Bhushan, he has been accused of being involved in subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi.

The Pakistani authorities have claimed that Yadav was a commander-ranking officer in the Indian Navy and was working for Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

He is reported to have been arrested from Chaman area of Balochistan, which is close to the Afghanistan border. However, the Pakistani authorities are maintaining silence on the exact location of the arrest.

Mr. Vankwani said, “Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi should join hands to carry joint investigations against elements behind such unwanted incidents”.

He also expressed grief on the spurious liquor tragedy in recent Pakistan’s Sindh province during Holi celebrations in which 45 Hindus lost their lives and demanded immediate dismissal of the provincial excise minister, holding him responsible for this tragedy.

“Usage of alcohol is prohibited in every religion, including Hinduism, and Pakistan Hindu Council has demanded a number of times for complete ban on the sale and purchase of alcohol in the name of minorities,” he said.

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