Kulbhushan Jadhav wife’s shoes to be tested, united House slams Pakistan for humiliating family

The report quoted Pakistan foreign ministry’s official spokesperson Mohammad Faisal as saying that the authorities were ascertaining whether the “metallic object” in the shoes was a camera or a recording chip.  

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 28, 2017 7:47 am
Kulbhushan Jadhav meeting family members Kulbhushan Jadhav during the meeting with his mother and wife at the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad. (Pak MOFA/Twitter)

A day after New Delhi criticised Islamabad for its handling of the meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer on Death Row in Pakistan, and his mother Avanti and wife Chetna, a report in Pakistan Today on Wednesday said the Pakistani authorities had sent Chetna’s shoes for forensic examination to determine the nature of a suspected “foreign object”. The report quoted Pakistan foreign ministry’s official spokesperson Mohammad Faisal as saying that the authorities were ascertaining whether the “metallic object” in her shoes was a camera or a recording chip.

While India did not issue an official statement on this development, New Delhi had cautioned against any “mischievous intent” regarding Chetna’s shoes in its detailed statement on Tuesday. “For some inexplicable reason, despite her repeated requests, the shoes of the wife of Shri Jadhav were not returned to her after the meeting. We would caution against any mischievous intent in this regard,” the Ministry of External Affairs had said.

Raising the issue in Lok Sabha during Zero Hour on Wednesday, MPs cut across party lines to condemn Pakistan for “harassing” and “insulting” Jadhav’s family members by making them remove their mangalsutra, bangles, bindi and shoes. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was present in the House, said she would make a statement on Thursday.

According to a report in Pakistan’s leading daily, Dawn, Pakistan’s foreign ministry confirmed that a “metallic substance” had been detected in the shoes, which were retained by security officials prior to the meeting between Jadhav and his family members. The shoes were kept for inspection, while all other belongings, including jewellery, were returned, said Faisal, adding that Jadhav’s wife was given another pair of shoes. “There was something in the shoe. It is being investigated. We gave her a pair of replacement shoes. All her jewellery etc were returned after the meeting,” Faisal said, according to PTI. The MEA, in its statement on Tuesday, said Jadhav’s wife and mother were made to remove their mangalsutra, bangles and bindi before they could meet him.

In its reaction on Tuesday night, Pakistan’s foreign ministry did not mention any “metallic substance”. In its statement, Islamabad rejected as “baseless” New Delhi’s contention that Jadhav’s wife and mother were harassed, and claimed that his wife’s shoes were confiscated on security grounds as there was “something” in it. “The Indian baseless allegations and twists, that come 24 hours later, about the visit of the wife and mother of Commander Jadhav, a convicted terrorist and spy, who has confessed to his crimes, are categorically rejected,” said the statement.

Meanwhile, terming Pakistan’s treatment of Jadhav’s wife and mother as “barbaric” and “inhuman”, Union Minister of State (Home) Hansraj Ahir said on Wednesday, “I condemn the treatment meted out to Jadhav’s mother and wife by Pakistan. This shows their real intention. The entire world knows how Pakistan behaves with a citizen of another country after inviting them.”

In pictures released by Pakistan of the December 25 meeting, Jadhav was seen sitting behind a glass screen while his mother and wife sat on the other side. They spoke through a telephone and the entire 40-minute proceedings appeared to have been recorded on video.

Jadhav, who was captured in March last year, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying, an accusation that India has dismissed as concocted. New Delhi says Jadhav was kidnapped in Iran where he had legitimate business interests, and taken to Pakistan. To save Jadhav, India moved the International Court of Justice, which, in May, ordered Pakistan to stay his execution.

(With PTI inputs from Islamabad)

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  1. Qamar Saleem
    Dec 29, 2017 at 11:44 am
    Come on guys Indian MEA talking everything except the Passport thing, i mean Pakistan's main proof is that passport recovered from yadav, bearing a muslim name, Indian MEA should deny/dispute that passport, Pak foreign office sent a Letter of interest to MEA India with the copy of that passport attached, this passport has been used 17 times by yadav for travel, these r very direct questions/accusations, yesterday Pak FO spokesperson again asked about that passport, why Indian authorities are shying away from that passport, they talk everything but not challenge the veracity of that passport, neither in ICJ nor anywhere else like UNO, and why still India hasn't lodged any formal complaint with Iran about the so called kidnapping of one of its citizens from Iranian soil? it would had made Indian case even more strong, why India lodged case in ICJ just for consular access? why Indian govt is not pleading his innocence in ICJ? i mean Indians should ask these basic questions from their govt
    1. Humayun Sheikh
      Dec 28, 2017 at 2:39 pm
      During Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day on November 13, 2015, beside other things, I mentioned that The Moment, Pakistani People have Their True Patriotic Government, In Shaa Allah, Pakistan will Easily Get Indian Held Kashmir Along With Junagarh (given in A Plate to Nehru by 1st Pakistani Traitor Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto in exchange of The Gift, Lakhi Bhai), because at that time India would be forced by Patriotic PAK Govt., otherwise, India will become at Least if not 50 but 30 Independent Countries. So, Please, let Criminal Terrorist India Enjoy Current Time With Big Lies through Her Shoe Lickers (Agents) Nawaz, Altaf, Zardari Families Cronies' - Fazlul Rehman, AsfandYar Wali Ackhzai, who are working hard against the interests of Pakistan, that is why, these agents might try to free Indian Criminal Terrorist Kulbushan Yadev?
      1. Mohammad Dar
        Dec 28, 2017 at 11:42 am
        If it is not by the truth, it is hindrance to truth hinduism illegality, foundation of hinduism terrorism against humanity, pros uted as a faith to scum humanity into gentile ism, slavery, time for humanity to awake up to the hind crime of hinduism crime against humanity, by denial of human equality by faith, and eradicate hinduism racism and the dogs of hinduism racism in human form, for ever from the face of earth, for peace, Islam on earth and the humanity, in equal authority and the equal accountability, denied by the hogs of hinduism racism Brahmans, pretending to be gods of human beings, of the hindu dark ages.
        1. Humayun Sheikh
          Dec 28, 2017 at 12:44 pm
          Dear Sir Please don't degrade yourself to Criminals even Worse Than Animals' Instinct, i.e., RSS, Modi, CM Yogi etc., etc. As Islamic Traditions, Just Pray to Almighty Allah Ta'ala for These Type of Criminals Guidance, No Body knows, when HE might Guide These Filthiest Beasts. So, Please, Please, keep praying for THEM. Thanks.
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          Pinaki Sur
          Dec 28, 2017 at 11:05 am
          After Kulbhusan Jadhav's mother wife returned from Islamabad and held a detailed discussion with the MEA in New Delhi, a big war of words has begun over TV channels between Pakistani spokes persons with their Indian counterparts. Mr Syed Tariq Pirzada, a political strategic analyst of Pakistan dared to utter "YOU HINDU FOOLS" while addressing a TV anchor in one of our national TV channels. I consider this statement to be as offensive as crossing the LoC by the Pakistani army/militants. There are more than enough cases that can be substantiated to compare our capabilities with that of Mr Pirzada and his country. I request our government to take aggressive measures in the national and international level to appropriately counter the statement made by Mr Pirzada. I have one more humble submission: why should we invite these illiterate people to parti te in our national TV channels? Does any Pakistani TV channel invite our people to take part on their TV shows?
          1. Mohammad Dar
            Dec 28, 2017 at 11:45 am
            May be an insult to a the one in hindrance to truth by faith a hindu, crook, but it is perfectally all right to call a hindu liar a hindu liar, so he did, Do not need to be a hindu lair by faith, learn to be a human in truth.
          2. M
            Dec 28, 2017 at 10:00 am
            Quran-Notion of 72 Virgins in Islamic Paradise-truth is very clear, 72 Virginsnotion has its origins in Quran, says that those who fight in the way of Allah and killed will be given great reward. It stipulate's that Muslims will be awarded with women in Islamic heaven. It even describes their physical attributes, large eyes and big firm round "swelling br-eas-ts" that are not inclined to sagging, Quran refers to these virgins as houri, The smallest reward for the people of Heaven is an abode where there are eighty thousand servants and 72 houri,-and all will have appetizing vag-in-as.--Being consistent with its sexual obsession and predatory practices, the Quran permits pedophilia, discusses rape in detail, that men can rape female slaves and captives in front of their husbands, Other writings advise that when having se-x with captives, it's better if you don't pull out at the end -(Q 56:22) (Q 78:33)-(Q 23:6)-(Q 4:24)--(sura 65:4)--Hadith 2786,--Sahih Bukhari 3:46:718--Jai hind.
            1. Humayun Sheikh
              Dec 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm
              Dear Michelle:Vedic:human Sir, It must be in your knowledge that JEHAD LOVE is mentioned by many Highly Ranked Hindus that Muslims, Christians, Sikhs etc., are Physically Very Very Strong because they are MEAT EATERS and Hindu Girls/Women Get Complete Physical as well as Mental Satisfaction from These Indian Minorities' Men. So, Sir, don't worry about Houris in Paradise, as These Minorities are getting Them Here in India, which is due to Jealousy, making Your Thinking Type Persons' lives Here. Feel Sorry for Your Pack.
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