MEA: Pak didn’t give unhindered access to Jadhav

India on Thursday said Pakistan did not give “unimpeded, unhindered and unconditional” consular access to Indian death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav in violation of an order by an international tribunal and its officials left the meeting venue after lodging a protest.
Kulbhushan Jadhav
Kulbhushan Jadhav

New Delhi

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Jadhav was “visibly under stress” and indicated that clearly to the Indian consular officers, adding the arrangements did not permit a free conversation between them. He said the consular officers could not engage Jadhav on his legal rights and were prevented from obtaining his written consent for arranging his legal representation. Earlier, Pakistan announced that it provided consular access to Jadhav ahead of a deadline to file a review petition against his conviction by a military court on charges of espionage and terrorism.

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