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No progress from Pak in providing visa to Kulbhusan Jadhav's mother: MEA

ANI
Published Jul 13, 2017, 7:02 pm IST
Updated Jul 13, 2017, 7:02 pm IST
Earlier, Pak's Foreign Office said the authorities are considering request of Jadhav's mother to grant her a visa.
Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016 from Balochistan allegedly for espionage attributes. He was later awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court. (Photo: Screengrab)
 Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016 from Balochistan allegedly for espionage attributes. He was later awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court. (Photo: Screengrab)

New Delhi: India on Thursday said it has not received any information, through its diplomatic channels, from Pakistan regarding giving consular access to former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Yadav, who was awarded death sentence of espionage by a military court.

Briefing the media in the national capital, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay said there has been no progress in providing visas so far for Jadhav's mother from the Pakistani side.

 

"In terms of Consular access to Jadhav, I think there is no progress on that and also for the visas for the family, including the mother, I think there is no change in the position. So far no information is with us," Baglay said.

Earlier, Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the authorities are considering the request of Jadhav's mother to grant her a visa so that she could visit her son in prison.

In April this year, India had requested Islamabad to facilitate Pakistan visas for Jadhav's family to meet him.

 

Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016 from Balochistan allegedly for espionage attributes. He was later awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court.

India had then moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the death penalty and in its verdict on May 18 had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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