Kullbhushan Jadhav: New Delhi said that the manner in which the meeting was conducted and its aftermath were clearly an attempt to bolster a “false and unsubstantiated narrative of Jadhav’s alleged activities”.
“Whatever treatment was given to the mother and wife of Kulbhushan (Jadhav) is akin to Draupadi’s vastraharan. It’s very unfortunate…and now time has come when we should wage war against Pakistan to tear it apart into four pieces.”
Pakistan, MEA said, also disregarded the “cultural and religious sensibilities” of Jadhav’s family members, under the pretext of security compulsions.
Kulbhushan Jadhav-family meeting: Adding that the family was forced to change their attire and that Jadhav’s wife Chetna’s shoes “were not returned to her for some inexplicable reason,” India warned Pakistan of “any mischievous intent in this regard.”
On Monday, Kulbhushan Jadhav met his family members for the first time since he conviction by a Pakistan military court on charges of espionage.
To see, but not to touch, to hear, but through a telephone line. To allow Jadhav’s mother and wife the semblance of hope, but to know as they emerged from that room that all hope was really dashed.
Kulbhushan Jadhav meets family: While initial greetings took place across the glass screen, Jadhav’s wife and mother were able to communicate with him mainly via a telephone.
Jadhav met his wife and mother at the heavily guarded Foreign Affairs Ministry building in Islamabad. The meeting came after the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) asked Pakistan in May to stay 47-year-old Jadhav’s execution.
Having lost her brother four years back in Pakistan, Kaur said she could fully understand what Jadhav’s family must be going through at this hour.
The 40-minute meeting, which took place after many representations, at the heavily guarded Foreign Affairs Ministry building came after the International Court of Justice asked Pakistan in May to stay his execution.
The video was recorded after Kulbhushan Jadhav met his family members at the heavily guarded Foreign Affairs Ministry building
Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April, following which India moved the ICJ in May.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death row by Pakistan’s military court on the charges of espionage. The execution, was, however, put on hold after India appealed to the World Court in May.
Despite multiple requests from India in the past, Pakistan has been denying consular access to Jadhav claiming that New Delhi wants to extract information gathered by its “spy.”
Police and paramilitary security forces including sharpshooters have been deployed at the MOFA to deal with any untoward security situation, officials said.