Kulbhushan Jadhav not given consular access: FO

Kulbhushan Jadhav not given consular access: FO

Kulbhushan Jadhav not given consular access: FO

On Dec 20, Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued the visas to the mother and wife of Jadhav to visit Islamabad to meet him.

In addition to the Indian envoy, a couple of FO officials will also be present during the meeting, which is expected to last around 30 minutes. A glass wall was put between Jadhav and the rest during the meeting.

Subramanian Swamy, speaking to CNN-News18, said Pakistan should have allowed one-on-one contact to Jadhav's family and the meeting should have been private.

This information was shared by Pakistan Foreign Ministry to Geo Tv.

It said that Jadhav is not an ordinary person as he had entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities. "Indian DHC in Islamabad will be the accompanying diplomat". Television footage showed a convoy of around seven vehicles escorting Jadhav's family after they arrived in the city.

Jadhav's mother and wife left India on Monday accompanied by an official of the Union Ministry of External Affairs. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the ministry.

The roads leading from and to the Foreign Office building have been closed to traffic ahead of the meeting. He had added that Pakistan had allowed Jadhav's meeting with his mother and wife purely on "humanitarian grounds".

After the meet, Jadhav's mother Avanti Jadhav thanked Pakistan's foreign office for arranging the meeting with her son.

During the press conference, the spokesperson read out a statement repeating old allegations against Jadhav.

The Pak Military Court had sentenced Kulbhushan to death, but the matter is pending at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which already stayed his execution. India claims the former Navy officer, who set up a business in Iran's Chabahar port after retiring from the force, was abducted and sold to Pakistan intelligence agencies by the Taliban.

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