Kulbushan Jadhav meets mother, wife at Pakistan foreign affairs ministry

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Jadhav met his wife and mother at the Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry in Islamabad for around 40 minutes, but interacted through a glass panel and intercom. "We permitted the Indian request purely on humanitarian grounds as in accordance with Islamic morals and teachings", he said, adding "many mothers have lost their sons" due to "Commander Jadhav's action at Indian behest".

Subsequently, he released pictures of the "meeting", showing Jadhav, looking tired and haggard in a blue suit at least two sizes too large for him, speaking to his wife and mother divided by a glass wall.

Meanwhile, Mishal Malik, wife of chief of detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik, has demanded India to allow her meet her husband in Indian-held Kashmir. Speaking to ANI, Major General (retired) GD Bakshi said, "Today the spokesperson of Pakistan's foreign ministry was acting like he is the reincarnation of Mother Teresa". The family and Indian government knew about it.

Faisal said the gesture to the family was not aimed at influencing the case the two countries are fighting at the International Court of Justice on the issuance of consular access. The wife and mother will be at Delhi for a de-briefing before they return home.

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Faisal also made it clear that presence of Indian diplomat was not a Consular Access and that this was not going to be the last meeting between Jadhav and his family.

The Foreign Office earlier released pictures of Jadhav talking to his wife and mother from behind a glass screen.

Moreover, Jadhav has been tried under Section 59 of the Pakistan Army Act, a draconian law which can be summarily used to shut all other judicial remedies which would otherwise be available if an accused is tried in a civilian court. Details of the nature of evidence which link Jadhav to these attacks was not forthcoming from Aziz. "Jadhav, who is a serving naval officer, has confessed to being a R&AW agent", the Pakistan foreign office spokesperson said. According to the version of the processes put forth by Aziz, the FGCM proceedings started on 21 September, 2016, second proceeding took place on 19 October, 2016, the third proceeding on 29 November, 2016 and the final fourth proceeding on 12 February, 2017. While the details of the conversations between Jadhav and his family were not available, it was evident that both sides were cautious about their conversation being monitored as they spoke. "It was a positive gesture, extended on humanitarian grounds".

Indian assistance was sought only after the third proceeding.

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