Pakistan allows Indian death row prisoner Jadhav to meet mother, wife

Kulbhushan Jadhav's Mother Wife To Meet Him In Pakistan On December 25

"We had also asked that a diplomatic officer of Indian High Commission should accompany them while they are in Pakistan", Sushma Swaraj said.

This comes after Pakistan announced on 10 November that it will allow the meeting on "humanitarian grounds".

Earlier, when Pakistan allowed Kulbhushan's wife to meet him, India had set three conditions before them.

An Indian High Commission official would escort the mother-wife duo to Pakistan for their scheduled meeting with Jadhav later this month reported Times Now. Pakistan has strong reservations about Trump's decision, added the spokesperson.

She said, Pakistan government has conveyed that they will give visa to the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav. The government had offered India to organise a meeting between the spy and his wife after repeated denial to grant consular access to the convicted spy since his arrest in spring 2016.

India had urged Pakistan to also permit Jadhav's mother to accompany the wife. "We also raised concern about their safety and security in Pakistan".

He was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April a year ago on charges of espionage and terrorism.

Jadhav had filed an appeal with the Army chief to seek clemency, which is still pending.

India has warned Pakistan of consequences and damage to bilateral ties if the "premeditated murder" was carried out. As India took the case to International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May, Pakistan even told the United Nations court that "Pakistan doesn't see the merit in a state which sends a spy and is seeking access to a tool for terror".

Jadhav was held by law enforcement agencies hours after he entered Pakistan from Iranian port Chabahar. However, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.



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