India Asks Pakistan to Allow Kulbhushan Jadhav to Meet His Mother

Noida To Islamabad

Noida To Islamabad

PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN Ministry said Saturday that it has received a response from India on its offer to arrange a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer held on espionage charges, and his wife "on humanitarian grounds".

"The Government of Pakistan has made a decision to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds", Faisal had said in a statement.

Foreign Office (FO) sources here said India in response has again asked Pakistan to issue a visa to Jadhav's mother so she can also visit her detained son, PTI reported.

Pakistan had on Wednesday informed India that it would be willing to allow a meeting between the Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife. Officials in Islamabad had privately hinted that the meeting could take place in December.

India maintains that Jadhav's mother has a right to meet her son.

India's reply to offer for Jadhav to meet his wife being considered: Pakistan Foreign Office

On November 10, Pakistan had granted permission to the convicted Indian spy to meet his wife. India has not officially confirmed whether it has responded to Pakistan's offer.

India has appealed to the court to impose emergency measures for Jadhav's execution to be suspended until the legal battle in Hague concludes, while also accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by failing to provide him with consular access and for being in breach of global human rights law.

Kulbushan Jadhav alias, Hussain Mubarak Patel, was a serving commander of the Indian navy and involved with India's premier intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), when he was arrested by law-enforcement agencies on March 3, 2016.

On April 25, two weeks after Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, India had sought visas for Jadhav's parents, Sudhir and Avantika Jadhav.

New Delhi has repeatedly sought consular access to Jadhav, but Islamabad has denied permission on the ground that such access in cases related to spies was not applicable. Amritsa, following recovery of 15 Kg heroin during 2008.

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