“The family was hounded by the media in Mumbai and therefore moved to Pune. While Jadhav’s father stays in Pune, his wife and mother shuttle between Pune and Satara,” said a family source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
“Pakistan has agreed to facilitate the visit of mother and wife of Jadhav and assured us of their safety, security and freedom of movement in Pakistan…I have spoken to Mrs. Avantika Jadhav mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav and informed her about this” Sushma Swaraj tweeted
Pakistan today conveyed to India that it will permit Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother to meet him on December 25.
The MEA spokesperson underlined that the “meeting offer does not absolve Pakistan of the violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and Human Rights.”
Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal was asked at the weekly media briefing whether Pakistan would take Kashmir issue to the ICJ. Instead of saying a direct yes or no, he indicated that the issue was being considered by the legal experts.
Pakistan is yet to respond to India’s message. Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, was arrested in Pakistan on espionage charges.
Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal confirmed that India has responded to Pakistan’s offer. “Indian reply to Pakistan’s humanitarian offer for Commander Jadhav received & is being considered,” he tweeted.
Some media reports have linked Pakistan’s offer to the quiet efforts by the US. Pakistan, however, insisted that the offer was made purely on the humanitarian grounds.
“I think this is a compliment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This (development) is certainly a compliment to the efficacy of India’s diplomatic outreach,” he told reporters.
On Friday, Pakistan said it would arrange a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer held on espionage charges, and his wife ‘on humanitarian grounds’
On the flip side, sources said, Pakistan’s “offer” is the latest indication that Jadhav is “still alive”.
Kulbhashan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer was arrested in Pakistan on espionage charges.
Justice Jillani served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 2004 to 2013 and subsequently as the 21st Chief Justice of Pakistan from December 2013 until July 2014.
The decision to appoint Jillani as an ad-hoc judge came as Pakistan started the process to file its plea in response to Indian memorial submitted with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on September 13 against the conviction of Jadhav.
The ICJ had asked Pakistan to submit its written response or memorial by December 13 before the court could start further proceedings.