Pakistan allows wife to meet Jhadav on 'humanitarian grounds'

  • Pakistan allows wife to meet Jhadav on 'humanitarian grounds'

Pakistan allows wife to meet Jhadav on 'humanitarian grounds'

After the Government of Pakistan offered a meeting between imprisoned Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife on humanitarian grounds, his friends called it a positive step from the neighboring country and credited the Indian government and International Court of Justice (ICJ) for it. The Pakistani tribunal in April sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav to death on charges of spying and act of terrorism. The International court is expected to resume hearing in the case in January.

The press release uploaded on Pakistan's foreign ministry website states that Jadhav has "confessed" in a Pakistani court "that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organise espionage, terrorist and sabotage activities aimed at destabilizing and waging war against Pakistan".

Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies.

"Pakistan is under pressure from global agencies". Jadhav was tried by FGCM under section 59 of Pakistan Army Act (PAA) 1952 and Section 3 of official Secret Act of 1923. Days after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from holding public office in July and a new government came in, Ms Swaraj announced on Independence Day that India would resume medical visas to bona fide Pakistani patients. "So if his wife is meeting him before that, it will help him stay strong". But he couldn't because he failed an exam, and Jadhav was upset when he entered the laundry business. Nevertheless, such a meeting will be the first time after his imprisonment that Jadhav will be allowed to meet anyone from India.

"(I) am really thankful to Pakistan for allowing this meet", he said.

Balbir Singh, a friend of Vijay's, has been organising protest rallies against Pakistan since Kulbhushan's arrest.

The Powai building where Kulbhushan Jadhav's family used to reside is deserted. The government has not yet sought a visa for Jadhav's wife.