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November 26, 2019 12:23
India And Afghanistan Finalized Extradition Treaty

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On Sunday, Vinay Kumar, the Indian ambassador to Afghanistan and Idrees Zaman, the acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan exchanged the instruments of ratification of the consensual extradition treaty.

The authoritative representatives signed this agreement in September and the documents were exchanged now.

The Indian Embassy in Kabul tweeted “ Ambassador @vkumar1969 and Acting Foreign Minister @mfa_afghanistan H.E. Idrees Zaman @IdreesZaman took a step closer to cement bilateral relations by exchanging Instruments of Ratification of #India-#Afghanistan Extradition Treaty today."

This treaty will enable the extradition of Pakistani terrorists operating outside the Afghan territory. Earlier an extradition treaty was signed in 2016 when Ashraf Ghani had visited India.

What is extradition?

It is an act of sending back a person to his home country if he has committed a crime outside his country.

By Neha Makhija

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