Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India urges Pakistan for safety of Jadhav's wife and mother

Today, India responded to the Pakistan offer of arranging a meeting between Indian Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife and mother. India urges Pakistan to provide a Sovereign guarantee for her security and safety. In a response to Pakistan offer of arranging a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife, India asked that Jadhav’s wife and mother will meet Kulbhushan along with an Indian envoy. Also, India seeks a sovereign guarantee from Pakistan that Kulbhushan family should not be harassed or questioned about their visit to Pakistan. Also, urged to allow Indian mission official to accompany his mother and wife.

Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer was arrested in Pakistan on the espionage charges. Then in April Pakistani military court sentenced to death Jadhav on the charges of espionage and terrorism. But, ICJ stayed his execution on India’s appeal since then he is in the imprisonment of Pakistan. Earlier this month, Pakistani government agreed to the plea of Jadhav meet with his wife and mother on the humanitarian grounds.

Furthermore, the government of Pakistan has decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife in Pakistan. However, this offer of Pakistan is a surprise for the Indian side. Also, as per the reports, the issue of Jadhav discussed by the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with the newly appointed Pakistani High Commissioner to New Delhi Sohail Mahmood.