Yes, Alleged Indian Spy Kulbhushan Jadhav is all set to meet his Wife and Mother on 25th December on Christmas. This news was confirmed by Pakistan officials
Humanitarian senses seem to be prevailing in the Pakistani officials as after weeks of deliberations, they have finally allowed wife and mother of alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet him in Islamabad jail on December 25th, 2018.
Dr. Muhammad Faisal, Foreign Office Spokesperson confirmed the much awaited joyful news for India. An Indian diplomat will also be allowed to accompany Jadhav’s wife and mother during the meeting. The Indian officials have also been informed about the decision in this regard, added the spokesperson.
The Curious Case of Kulbhushan Jadhav
India’s Ministry of External Affairs made innumerable requests to allow Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his family members. Pakistan recently granted permission to Jadhav to meet his wife. However, Pakistan’s foreign ministry later confirmed that India had also requested to send Jadhav’s mother along with his wife.
The Narendra Modi-led Indian government had said that it was not ready to send just the wife of Jadhav, who is on death row in Pakistan, and also want his mother to accompany his wife.
The Government of India led by Narendra Modi has been trying to arrange a meeting of Jadhav with his family since July and had filed visa application both for his mother and wife. But Pakistan had not reciprocated at the time. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj even wrote a “personal letter” to Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz asking for approval of visa application of Jadhav’s mother so that she may travel to Pakistan.
Pakistan foreign office, last month, had said that it is willing to allow Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife. However, it had stopped short of giving a sovereign guarantee about the safety and security of Jadhav’s wife, if she visits the country.
Dr. Muhammad Faisal continued that complete security would be provided to Jadhav’s wife and mother during their stay in Pakistan.