MEA denies indifference in Jadhav case

New Delhi, October 8

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has denied that it was indifferent to the case of former Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, currently imprisoned in Pakistan. On the other hand, Pakistan has failed to respond on core issues pertaining to the case, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday.

The core issues are handing over to India copies of relevant documents related to the case and providing unimpeded and unhindered counsellor access to Jadhav, said Srivastava while responding to the Islamabad High Court’s observations regarding lack of any attempt by the Indian Government to appoint a counsel to represent Jadhav to review his death sentence. Two Pakistani lawyers have turned down the Islamabad HC’s offer to represent Jadhav as amicus curiae. — TNS

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