New Delhi: India on Thursday said that it wants the Pakistan government to guarantee the safety and security of alleged Indian Spy Kulbhushan Yadav wife if she visits the country to meet her husband, Zee News has reported.
''India seeks a sovereign guarantee from the Pakistan government on the safety and security of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife if she visits the country to met her husband,'' MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said while addressing a press briefing here.
Reacting to Pakistan's announcement that Jadhav's wife will be allowed to meet him purely on ''humanitarian grounds'', the MEA official said, ''There was a long-standing request from the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav to visit Pakistan and meet her son. Although this request was pending, India has still responded positively to the offer by Pakistan to arrange a meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife.''
In our response, we have conveyed that the wife of Jadhav would like to travel with her mother-in-law for the meeting. We have sought a sovereign guarantee from the Government of Pakistan to ensure safety, security of both, the MEA official said.
''Also, during their stay in Pakistan they should not be questioned or harassed, Kumar added.
Raveesh Kumar further stated that the Indian government has further demanded that a diplomat from Indian High Commission in Pakistan shall be allowed to accompany them at all times, including during their meeting with Jadhav.
We are awaiting how Pakistan's reacts to the concerns raised by the Indian side, he added.
Kulbhushan Jadhav – the alleged Indian spy – has been awarded a death sentence by a Pakistan military court on espionage charges.
Pakistan claims that its security forces arrested him from restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran.