India on Monday declared Pakistan a "no school-going mission". The Ministry of External Affairs directed its staff at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to either return or send their school-going children back to India, ANI reported. Till further notice, the ministry advised its diplomats to make other arrangements for their wards' education outside Pakistan.

More than 60 children of the high commission's staff members will not return to schools in Islamabad in the next quarter, according to Pakistani newspaper Daily Times. The Indian High Commission has already informed the Foreign Office of Pakistan and school authorities of Delhi's decision. They had both requested India to review the move, officials told Daily Times.

The move follows India's request to the government of Pakistan "to ensure full safety and security of the high commission, all its officials and their families in Pakistan", after there were threats of marches and protests at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The Ministry of External Affairs released the statement in response to Pakistan observing "Kashmir's Accession to Pakistan Day" on July 19.