Guarantee the safety of Jadhav's wife

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The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar laid out a series of assurances it wants from Pakistan regarding the visit of Jadhav's family to the neighbouring country.

India on Thursday conveyed to Pakistan that Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife would like meet him and they would be accompanied by an Indian diplomat.

On November 10, Pakistan offered to allow Jadhav's wife to visit him during his incarceration. In its response, New Delhi conveyed to Islamabad that Jadhav's mother would also like to travel with her daughter-in-law to Pakistan. India has said that they should "not be questioned, harassed or interrogated in any manner".

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. He also asserted that offer of such a meeting does not absolve Pakistan of the violations of the Vienna Convention on consular access and not following the due process in treating Jadhav who faces death sentence through a "farcical process and on concocted charges". New Delhi's repeated requests to grant consular access to him were turned down by Islamabad.

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Kulbushan Jadhav meeting: India seeks Pakistan's sovereign guarantee for former navy officer's wife and mother

A military court in Pakistan had sentenced the 46-year-old to death on April 25 for "espionage and subversive activities".

The former Navy officer has been accused by Pakistan of hatching a conspiracy against them and planning terrorist acts in its soil.

Hoping that Pakistan would facilitate visit by the wife and mother of Jadhav, Kumar said the government determined to "pursue all measures" with "full vigour" so as to secure the final release of an innocent Indian. But, ICJ stayed his execution on India's appeal since then he is in the imprisonment of Pakistan.

In this photograph taken on March 29, 2016, Pakistani journalists watch a video showing Indian national Kulbhushan Yadav, arrested on suspicion of spying, during a press conference in Islamabad.


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