Indian diplomat meets Jadhav after Pakistan grants consular access

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ISLAMABAD: A senior Indian diplomat met RAW operative Kulbhushan Jadhav on Monday, a day after Pakistan allowed New Delhi consular access to the spy.

A report in The Express Tribune stated that sources did not reveal the venue of the meeting owing to the sensitivity of the issue.

According to The Hindu, Charge d’ Affaires of the Indian high commission in Islamabad, Gaurav Ahluwalia, will meet Jadhav.

Earlier, a senior Indian diplomat had confirmed to the AFP that New Delhi had accepted Pakistan’s offer of consular access and hoped that the meeting would be fair and would be reflective of the requirements stated in the ICJ verdict.

“We hope Pakistan will ensure right atmosphere so that the meeting is free, fair, meaningful and effective in keeping with the letter and spirit of the ICJ orders,” he had said.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) had urged Pakistan to review the case and directed Islamabad to ensure a ‘continued stay of execution’.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal had made the announcement via a tweet on Sunday that Pakistan would grant consular access to India.

“Consular access for Indian spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Indian naval officer and RAW operative, is being provided on Monday 2 September 2019,” he had tweeted.

The development comes in the wake of deterioration of ties between India and Pakistan after the former’s revocation of Article 370 and illegal annexation of India.

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