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Wife, mother to meet Jadhav in Pak today

Wife, mother to meet Jadhav in Pak today
Kulbhushan Jadhav

New Delhi, December 24

Wife Chetna and mother Avantika’s meeting with Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav  in Islamabad on Monday will be a crucial one. 

  Charged with espionage and accused of being a RAW agent, Commander Jadhav, as Pakistan calls him, is lodged in jail since March 2016. He faces the gallows. His family will fly down for the meeting slated at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad past noon. 

Oped: Consular Access

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted: “India informs that the mother and wife of Commander Jadhav will arrive by a commercial flight and leave the same day.” Under the agreed terms, Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad JP Singh will accompany them. 

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However, it is not being considered as consular access since it is unlikely that JP Singh will be allowed to intervene or ask questions during the ‘family meeting.’ Sources suggest they expect the meeting to be ‘highly choreographed’ and that the modalities remain fluid.

India’s repeated requests for consular access were turned down by Islamabad following which New Delhi dragged the case to the International Court of Justice in the Hague in May this year. — TNS


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