No change in Pakistan's position on providing consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, visa to mother, says MEA

13 July 2017, 04:30 PM
Pakistan considers issuing visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother (File photo)
Pakistan considers issuing visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother (File photo)

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that there has been no change in Pakistan's position on providing consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and visa for his mother. The MEA said that there is no progress on that front.

However, as per the reports in Pakistani media, the Pakistan’s Foreign Office said that they are considering issuing visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother on India’s request.

So far, Pakistan has dismissed India's consular access request to Jadhav more than 15 times. And India has accused Pakistan of repeatedly violating the Vienna Convention by doing so.

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

Earlier, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said it was up to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to decide the future course in the case.

India moved the International Court of Justice against Jadhav's death penalty and the ICJ on May 18 restrained Pakistan from executing the death sentence. Pakistan claims its security forces arrested Jadhav from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 last 2016 after he reportedly entered from Iran.

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First Published: Thursday, July 13, 2017 04:00 PM
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