The two junior Indian High Commission staffers, who were captured in Islamabad on Monday were subjected to torture before being released after 12 hours of interrogation.
As per the report by Hindustan Times, a group of 15-16 men picked up the embassy staffers at 8.30 am on Monday from a petrol pump. Their faces were covered with a rucksack and they were also handcuffed.
Then they were taken to a location and were repeatedly beaten with rods and wooden sticks and made to drink filthy water under the pretext of interrogation. The sources say that the two Indian staffers were interrogated regarding the specific role and function of all high commission officials.
The Pakistani media claimed that they were arrested because their car hit a pedestrian near the diplomatic enclave. However, the Indian sources told HT that no such thing had happened and they were only forced to confess that their car has hit the pedestrian.
This incident was clearly a retaliation from irked Pakistan after India expelled two officials of the Pakistan high commission who were apprehended on charges of spying on May 31.
However, they were not tortured and were only asked to leave India within 24 hours. However, the extensive injury marks to their neck, face and thighs of Indian high commission officials point towards the grave reality of Pakistan and how it treats its minorities.
Now one must think if government officials are treated like this in Pakistan, what must be the condition of minorities living there? This is when laws like CAA comes in picture and actually feels right.