India is set to lodge a formal protest with China over the ill-treatment of one of its Shanghai-based diplomats in Yiwu:
46-year-old S Balachandran, a diabetic, was attending a court hearing in Yiwu city near Shanghai on December 31 when he fainted after being disallowed from going out of the court room till the proceedings were over.
His condition deteriorated later and had to be admitted to a hospital where he is recuperating, officials said.
Balachandran had gone to the court in connection with a case related to kidnapping of two Indian traders.
Not taking the incident lightly, the Indian government lodged a protest with the Chinese authorities in Beijing, Shanghai as well as in New Delhi.
Zhang Yue, Deputy Chief of Chinese Mission in New Delhi, was summoned by the External Affairs Ministry and told that this was not the way to treat a diplomat.
Sources said Zhang was told that since Balachandran was a diabetic, he required regular intake of food and should have been allowed access to it.
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