Consular access to Jadhav out of question, Pakistan tells Indian HC

Published: April 26, 2017
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Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale calls on her in the federal capital. PHOTO: FILE

Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale calls on her in the federal capital. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan ruled out on Wednesday any possibility of giving India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian spy who was recently sentenced to death by a military court after being accused of espionage, Radio Pakistan reported.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua conveyed Islamabad’s clear message to Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale, who called on her in the federal capital.

Self-confessed Indian spy awarded death sentence

The Indian high commissioner repeated India’s demand for consular access to Jadhav. However, Janjua, pointing out the legal aspects of the case, said Jadhav was a serving Indian naval officer, who was involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan.

Jadhav was handed down the death penalty in an unprecedented decision that instantly sparked a bitter diplomatic spat between the two countries.

Pakistan not violating any pact by not giving consular access to Jadhav, says Basit

In a six-minute video shown on the national media, Jadhav confessed that he had been assigned the task of creating unrest in Balochistan and Karachi, for which he had visited the country several times using a fake identity since 2003.

India denies Jadhav is a RAW agent but admits that he was a retired naval officer. Pakistan has already clarified that his sentence was in accordance with the law and that India stood totally exposed on the issue of terror financing and perpetrating subversive acts in the country.

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  • Sam Rajput
    Apr 26, 2017 - 7:34PM

    Jadhav should not be given Councellor Access,He is involved in killing thousands of Innocent pakistanis.He Suould be killed in a Ideal way to show the indian Terrorists ,But I wonder why our political gov. is so much Weak in Diplomatic Front,they didnt have done anything except corruption.Recommend

  • a presstv reader
    Apr 26, 2017 - 10:10PM

    Public hanging like in Iran? or the sword as in Saudi?

    Iran took the Abdol Malek Riggi to meet the families of all or many of those who died from his terrorism, so he can see what a mess he caused.Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Apr 27, 2017 - 12:54AM

    Pakistan ruled out on Wednesday any possibility of giving India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian spy who was recently sentenced to death by a military court after being accused of espionage,

    Another act of honour by the Pakistan army to hold a military trial of the Indian citizen without providing consular access to the prisoner and nw the career diplomat who was lecturing the UNO on human rights is publicly denying the human right to a foreign prisoner.. The wickipedia need to update the diplomat profile.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Marcos
    Apr 27, 2017 - 7:16AM

    @Sam Rajput: Have u seen any of the proof??? Why was the case held so secretly? What is Pakistan’s army scared of? We have so many Pakistani spies living in India, who have completed their sentence, but Pakistan govt refuses to take them back. All this mockery will come back to bite Pakistan…As usual!Recommend

  • Sajid Ansari
    Apr 29, 2017 - 5:42PM

    @Rex Minor:
    Exactly what India did to Ajmal Qasab, tit for tat and in accordance with the diplomacy of Bilateralism.Recommend

  • Sajid Ansari
    May 1, 2017 - 3:38PM

    @Rex Minor:
    A laughing stock -:))))))………as if India gave counselor access to Ajmal Qasab.Recommend

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