Italian ambassador 'held hostage' by India, says union
SNDMAE accused New Dehli of violating Vienna Convention15 March, 17:54
The Supreme Court in New Delhi slapped the ban on Ambassador Daniele Mancini after the Italian government's decision not to return to India two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen while on an anti-piracy mission last year.
They had been granted a permit to come home to vote in last month's general election.
The union said New Delhi was violating the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, specifically article 44, which it said aims to stop diplomats "being taken hostage while carrying out their duties, as is happening to Ambassador Mancini".