India seeks sovereign guarantee from Pakistan on safety of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife: MEA
New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday stated that it desires the Pakistan authorities to ensure the security and safety of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s spouse if she visits the nation to satisfy her husband.
”India seeks a sovereign assure from the Pakistan authorities on the security and safety of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s spouse if she visits the nation to met her husband,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar stated whereas addressing a press briefing right here.
Reacting to Pakistan’s announcement that Jadhav’s spouse will likely be allowed to satisfy him purely on ”humanitarian grounds”, the MEA official stated, ”There was a long-standing request from the mom of Kulbhushan Jadhav to go to Pakistan and meet her son. Though this request was pending, India has nonetheless responded positively to the supply by Pakistan to rearrange a gathering of Kulbhushan Jadhav together with his spouse.”
In our response, now we have conveyed that the spouse of Jadhav wish to journey together with her mother-in-law for the assembly. We have now sought a sovereign assure from the Authorities of Pakistan to make sure security, safety of each, the MEA official stated.
”Additionally, throughout their keep in Pakistan they shouldn’t be questioned or harassed, Kumar added.
Raveesh Kumar additional said that the Indian authorities has additional demanded diplomat from Indian Excessive Fee in Pakistan shall be allowed to accompany them always, together with throughout their assembly with Jadhav.
We’re awaiting how Pakistan’s reacts to the considerations raised by the Indian facet, he added.
Kulbhushan Jadhav – the alleged Indian spy – has been awarded a loss of life sentence by a Pakistan army court docket on espionage fees.
Pakistan claims that its safety forces arrested him from restive Balochistan province on March three final yr after he reportedly entered from Iran. Nonetheless, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran the place he had enterprise pursuits after retiring from the Navy.
Jadhav had filed an enchantment with the Military chief to hunt clemency, which remains to be pending.
After India approached the ICJ, a 10-member bench on Might 18 restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav until adjudication of the case. Jadhav’s sentencing had evoked a pointy response in India.
India has warned Pakistan of penalties and harm to bilateral ties if the “premeditated homicide” was carried out.
In its software, India had additionally knowledgeable the ICJ that it learnt concerning the loss of life sentence towards Jadhav from a press launch.
India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Indian Navy however denies that he has any reference to the federal government. It additionally alleged that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran.
India has additionally handed over to Pakistan an enchantment by Jadhav’s mom, initiating a course of to get his conviction overturned.