Glass Wall separates Kulbushan Jadhav & Family in Pakistan

25 December, 2017, 18:54 | Author: Tina Rodriquez
  • Shashi Tharoor

Pakistan on Monday, December 25, made tom-tommed the meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav - whom a Pakistani military court has convicted of espionage and ordered to be hanged - with his mother and wife, claiming it was a humanitarian gesture, but the meeting may not have taken place when Pakistan claimed it had!

Pakistan claims its security forces arrested Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 previous year after he reportedly entered from Iran.

All the information about the meeting emerged through Pakistani foreign ministry tweets and images.

Meanwhile, after a long wait, the wife and the mother of Jadhav will meet him later today.

Pawar said he and Kulbhushan's other friends would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to bring Jadhav back home at the earliest, he said. It was not clear whether the confession was extracted under duress, but in a video statement he Jadhav said "I have been treated with dignity and honor and very professional manner by the Pakistani authorities".




Kulbhushan Jadhav's family reached Islamabad via a commercial flight, and then was transported to the Indian High Commission. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the ministry. Television footage showed a convoy of around seven vehicles escorting Jadhav's family after they arrived in the city.

Pakistan foreign office later released pictures of Jadhav talking to his wife and mother from behind a glass screen.

Roads leading to the Constitution Avenue, on which MOFA is located, have been closed for traffic.

He also confessed to working for India's spy agency, saying he was tasked with orchestrating acts of terrorism in Pakistan.

"Can you imagine what a mother who last saw her son two years ago must have felt when allowed to meet him from across a glass partition and was unable to touch him", Pawar told PTI. The ICJ halted his execution on India's appeal pending the final verdict by it. India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.

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