NEW DELHI - India is not ready to send Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife alone to Pakistan to meet the former Indian naval officer who faces a death sentence on the grounds of spying, according to sources.
Furthermore, India had requested that Kulbhushan’s mother be allowed to meet him too. However, it is still awaiting a reply from Pakistan in that regard.
“It is not a fair proposition to send his wife alone to meet him. We are awaiting a response from the Pakistan government on the plea for letting his mother meet him, which anyway was our first request,” cited a source.
Another source maintained that India had sought consular access to Jadhav whose case is now being dealt at the International Court of Justice (ICIJ), and is awaiting a response for this concern too.
In a tweet, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on November 18: “Indian reply to Pakistan’s humanitarian offer for Commander Jadhav received & is being considered.”
While Jadhav’s mercy plea was turned down by Pakistan’s military appellate court in the past, Army Chief is now currently looking after the clemency plea.