Wife, mother to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav, ensure safety

4 assurances India has asked for allowing Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife mother to travel to Pakistan

"In our response, we have conveyed that the wife of Jadhav would like to travel along with her mother-in-law for the meeting", said Raveesh Kumar, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), here on Thursday.

The Ministry of External Affairs has accepted Pakistan's offer of allowing Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife to meet him, but has put forward three conditions, ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. The International Court of Justice had stayed the execution of the sentence.

Islamabad recently conveyed to New Delhi through diplomatic channel that it was ready to arrange a meeting between Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer now on death row in Pakistan, and his wife.

India also demanded that Jadhav's family shouldn't be harassed and questioned and Indian mission official should be allowed to accompany themNEW DELHI: After Pakistan responding positively on India's request to allow Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother to him, the latter has sought some soverign assurance before they give a go ahead.

The Pak foreign minister had also said that terrorists like Hafiz Saeed are a liability for Pakistan. The move came months after New Delhi requested Islamabad to allow Jadhav's mother to meet him on humanitarian grounds.

India has also made it clear to Pakistan that the wife and mother of Jadhav should not be subjected to any kind of interrogation by Pakistani authorities if they visit the country.

India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Indian Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government. The Pakistani offer comes as the ICJ judgement on the Indian case is also around the corner.

The demand that an Indian diplomat be allowed as an escort is different from the request for consular access.

"While the government hopes that Pakistan would facilitate the visit by the wife and mother of Jadhav, we are determined to pursue all measures with full vigour so as to secure the final release of an innocent Indian", he said.

Islamabad had, in March 2016, announced the arrest of Jadhav from Balochistan.