Jadhav's mother, wife to meet him on December 25

Jadhav's mother, wife to meet him on December 25

Jadhav's mother, wife to meet him on December 25

The Minister also said that she spoke to Jadhav's mother and informed her about Pakistan's decision.

This will be the first contact between the former Navy officer with his family or Indian diplomats after his arrest by the Pakistan Army a year ago on charges of espionage.

"Earlier today, we received the response from the Pakistani Government to the request made by India on November 13, 2017 to allow both mother and wife of Mr. Jadhav to meet him. Pakistan Government has also assured that it would ensure safety, security and well-being of the wife and the mother during their stay in Pakistan and to allow a diplomat to accompany them", said MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. The suspect was said to be an officer of the Indian navy working for the covert agency to destabilize Pakistan. The ICJ halted his execution on India's appeal pending the final verdict.

"We all are very happy with the news that Pakistan will give visas to Kulbhushan's mother and wife to meet him on December 25", Tulshidas Pawar, a childhood friend of Jadhav said. Kumar said Pakistan's decision was a "positive development" as far as access part is concerned.

India filed its request for the indication of provisional measures on May 8, 2017, before the International Court of Justice against the sentencing of Jadhav following which the court ordered Pakistan not to execute Jadhav until it hears the case.

A Pakistani military court has sentenced Jadhav to death on charges of espionage and conducting sabotage activities in Pakistan.

"We have sought consular access". "We also raised concern about their safety and security in Pakistan". "RAW agent Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was tried by FGCM under section 59 of Pakistan Army Act (PAA) 1952 and Section 3 of official Secret Act of 1923". However, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.

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