Allow mother to visit Jadhav first: India tells Pakistan

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Nov 2017 09:01:43



PAKISTAN on Saturday said it has received India’s reply to its offer to allow the wife of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death here, to meet his wife. According to sources, India has requested that Jadhav’s mother be allowed to meet him first.

“India’s reply to Pakistan’'s humanitarian offer for Commander Jadhav received and is being considered,” Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal tweeted.

According to a Foreign Office source, India has sought an additional visa for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother, Avanti Jadhav, and permission for her to meet her son. Jadhav’s mother had filed a visa application with the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi earlier this year.

The source said that India has expressed reluctance in sending Jadhav’s wife alone to Pakistan and insisted that his mother’s application should also be processed. India maintains that Jadhav’s mother has a right to meet her son. In a sudden move, Pakistan had last week informed India that it would be willing to allow a meeting between the ‘self-confessed spy’ and his wife ‘on humanitarian grounds’. The meeting would take place on Pakistani soil, the Foreign Office spokesman had told reporters.