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SC seeks report from FO on killing of Pak Hindus in India

APP
March 18, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday sought an investigation report from the Foreign Office (FO) of Pakistan into the killing of 11 Pakistani Hindus in India.

A three-member SC bench, comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Munib Akhtar, heard the case. During the course of proceedings, the Deputy Attorney General said that the Foreign Office had sought postmortem report from India on the killing of 11 Hindus. He said that the Foreign Office had assured Dr Ramesh Kumar of full cooperation. Advocate Qalib-i-Hassan, counsel for the petitioner, said that this issue should not only be discussed with India but it should also be investigated.

The court directed the Foreign Office to submit a written reply on the contacts and initiatives taken up with India on the issue and later adjourned the hearing of the case. It may be mentioned that 11 Pakistani Hindus, from the same family, were killed by injection in India. Sharmati Makhni of the family of the slain Hindus had filed a petition in the Supreme Court.