India wants Jadhav's mother to accompany his wife to Pakistan

"Although this request was pending, India still responded positively to the offer made by Pakistan to arrange a meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife," he said.

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New Delhi, Publish Date: Nov 24 2017 12:10AM | Updated Date: Nov 24 2017 12:10AM
India wants Jadhav's mother to accompany his wife to Pakistan

After Pakistan offered to allow a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on allegations of espionage, and his wife, India has said that Jadhav's mother should also be allowed to accompany his wife, a senior official said on Thursday.

"You are aware that there was a longstanding request from the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav to visit Pakistan and meet her son," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at his weekly media breifing here. 

"Although this request was pending, India still responded positively to the offer made by Pakistan to arrange a meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife," he said. 

"In our response, we have said that the wife of Jadhav would like to travel along with her mother-in-law for the meeting." 

Kumar said that New Delhi has "also sought sovereign guarantee from the government of Pakistan to ensure safety, security and well-being of the wife and the mother of Jadhav and during their stay in Pakistan they shall not be questioned, harassed or interrogated while they are there". 

"We have further asked that a diplomat from our High Commission in Pakistan in Islamabad shall be allowed to accompany them at all times, including during the meeting which the wife and the mother with Kulbhushan Jadhav," the spokesperson said. 

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