Pakistan on Thursday blocked second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. Earlier, he was sentenced to death by a Pakistani Military Court.
Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal issued a statement saying Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be given a consular access for the second time.
Dr Mohammad Faisal, Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan: There would be no second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/zthz4Zewfh
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2019
The First consular access was granted to Kulbhushan Jadhav on September 2 in accordance with the Vienna Convention and the verdict of International Court of Justice after slapping a huge list of terms and conditions.
Indian envoy Gaurav Ahluwalia met Jadhav for an hour during the first consular access. Pakistani diplomat was also present in the room where the Indian official met Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The entire meeting was recorded by Pakistan to ensure transparency. After the meeting, Pakistan issued a statement saying “in order to ensure transparency while following the standard operating procedures and as conveyed to the Indian side the access was recorded.”
Following the first meeting between Indian High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and Jadhav the government said that he appeared to be “under extreme pressure” to say what Pakistan wanted him to.
The government added that Jadhav was being pushed to the edge to “parrot Pakistan’s false narrative, which could “bolster” the neighbouring country’s “untenable claims”.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was a former Indian Naval Officer allegedly picked up by Pakistani officials from Balochistan and slapped charges of espionage and terrorism against him.