Pakistan Acts Under India’s Pressure, Allows Kulbhushan Jadhav To Meet His Mother And Wife

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Updated on 26 Dec, 2017 at 12:32 pm

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After more than twenty one months of being held in Pakistan’s custody, Kulbhushan Jadhav got to meet his mother and wife on December 25. But Indian people and media were left shocked when it was learnt by them that Jadhav wasn’t allowed any physical contact with his wife or mother or even share the same room for the conversation.

Kulbhushan Jadhav meets his mother and wife. Twitter

Jadhav was separated from his family by a glass wall and spoke to them over an intercom. This is being conceived as one of the most inhuman gestures by Pakistan.

Kulbhushan Jadhav meets his mother and wife across a glass panel. Twitter

The meeting that lasted for about 40 minutes was arranged amidst tight security arrangements for Jadhav as well as his family. Apart from Jadhav’s wife Chetankul and mother Avanti, the meeting was also attended by India’s deputy high commissioner J P Singh.

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother Avanti (left) and his wife Chetankul (right). Twitter

However, according to Pakistan foreign office, Singh was not allowed to speak to Jadhav or even listen to his conversation with his family. Rather, Singh was made to sit in a separate cubicle behind the two women. India has however rejected the claim that Singh accompanied the family for the meeting.

After the meeting was over, Pakistan spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said Islamabad wanted Jadhav’s mother and wife to address the media in the “spirit that Pakistan had nothing to hide”. According to the media reports circulating in Pakistan, Jadhav’s mother thanked Pakistani government for allowing a meeting with him.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah. TheFamousPeople

Pakistan has also, time and again, emphasized that the meeting was specially arranged on December 25 as “a humanitarian gesture on the birthday of the Father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah” and should not be seen as “consular access”.

A few updates, before, during and after the meeting were shared by Faisal on his Twitter page. Have a look at them below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above tweets also include images of the meeting between Jadhav and his family. In the photographs, Jadhav appeared pale and gaunt. The pictures also gave clear indications of him being tortured physically by the neighboring country. Media reports have also pointed out that Jadhav had bruises on his head and neck and his earlobe was also missing which could be an indication of him being tortured in Pakistan. However, Ministry of External Affairs has neither confirmed nor denied the reports of Jadhav having injury marks.

Jadhav’s pictures indicate he is tortured in Pakistan. IndiaToday

Activist and politician Shehzad Poonawalla, in a tweet, severely criticized Pakistan for the inhuman way of conducting the meeting and also mentioned clear bruises and signs of torture on Jadhav. Have a look at the tweet:

 


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How could Twitter have resisted reacting to Shehzad Poonawalla’s tweet? Have a look at some of the reactions below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you also think that separating the India’s ex-Navy officer from his mother and wife with a glass panel, given that there were meeting after more than 21 months was inhuman. Share what you feel with us in the comments section!

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