We hope arrested Indians don't become victims of Pakistani propaganda: MEA

File Photo: Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 21, 2019, 05.01 PM (IST)

India has demanded on Thursday that Pakistan should grant consular access to two Indian nationals detained in Pakistan.

"We hope that these two Indian nationals (Prashant and Bari Lal) are not used or they do not become victim of Pakistani propaganda. We have approached the govt of Pakistan and requested for immediate consular access," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at a media briefing.

"Seen reports that two Indian nationals inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan sometime in 2016-17. We had informed the Pakistan officials. Since then, we did not get any response. The sudden announcement of arrest is a matter of surprise to us," Raveesh Kumar added.

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'We have approached the govt of Pakistan and requested for immediate consular access, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.