Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother may meet son, Pak reviewing her visa application


According to news agency ANI, Pakistani media is reporting that acting on New Delhi's request, Islamabad is contemplating on giving a visa to Jadhav's mother. "There has been no progress on that front".

"We also have a visa application pending for an Indian national Mrs. Avantika Jadhav who wants to meet her son in Pakistan against whom they have pronounced a death sentence". The foreign affairs minister had on Monday criticised Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz, who had "not even acknowledged her personal letter" requesting to grant Pakistani visa for Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother.

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Pakistan is considering India's request for the grant of visa to the mother of Kulbhushan Yadav sentenced to death for alleged spying, Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs reportedly said. "However, Mr. Aziz has not shown the courtesy even to acknowledge my letter", Sushma Swaraj added.

However, she had assured Aziz that any Pakistani national seeking a medical visa to travel to India with his recommendation will be given the visa immediately.

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Speaking about Indians missing in Mosul, the day after Iraq declared its victory over Islamic State terrorist group, the MEA spokesperson also said that the government was engaged with senior authorities on the issue. He was convicted in April by a Pakistani military court and sentenced to death.

Pakistan has dismissed India's consular access request to Jadhav more than 15 times. India took the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asking for a stay on that execution, anchoring its arguments on the fact that Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention.

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Till now, India has not received any information on the status of appeal or the petition given by the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav.