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Indian bureaucrat meets Kulbhushan Jadhav after Pakistan grant consular access




Kulbushan Jadhav, the former naval officer met Indian official after Pakistan granted consular access to him. This is the first time since his seize India got consular access by Pakistani security forces in March 2016

Kulbushan jadhav met Gaurav Ahluwalia, the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad city of Pakistan.  The meeting was held at a sub-jail after Pakistan officially granted consular access to him. The international court of justice in the month of July delivered an order regarding it.

Earlier Pakistan claimed that Jadhav was arrested from the restless Balochistan region. Pakistan claimed that he made his entry within the province from Iran to stimulate turbulence in this region. India has accepted that he is an Ex-Indian naval officer. However, india denied the report of his being a spy. India claimed that Pakistan abducted Jadhav from Iran where he was doing business after his retirement from the Indian Navy.

Gaurav Ahluwalia met with the official spokesperson of Pakistani Foreign Office Mohammad Faisal at the foreign ministry prior to his meeting with jadhav. A Pakistani newspaper Dawn alleged this in a report on its website

Indian government demanded “instant, effectual & unrestricted” consular access to Jadhav from Pakistani government.  Indian government was in touch with Pakistani government via diplomatic conduit. Mohammad Faisal, the spokesperson of Pakistani foreign office on Sunday in a Twitter post said that Pakistan would provide consular access to Jadhav on 2nd September according to Vienna Convention on Consular affairs, judgement of ICJ & the Pakistani laws.” But Pakistan did not clear if the consular access on 2nd September would be “unhindered” or not

The consular access was granted to Jadhav in the midst of huge tension between India and Pakistan. The tension rose after India abolished the special status given to Jammu &Kashmir as per Indian Constitution.

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