KULBHUSHAN JADHAV’S MOTHER WAS DISROBED AND THIS IS HOW PAKISTAN REACTED
India on Tuesday said that it regretted the way Pakistan conducted the meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his family, asserting that it violated the letter and spirit of understandings, and raised questions over the health and well being of the Indian national.
Pakistan disrobed Jadhav’s mother, asked her to remove mangalsutra, seized her shoes: India
The ministry also alleged that under the pretext of security precautions, the cultural and religious sensibilities of family members were disregarded. “This included removal of mangal sutra, bangles and bindi, as well as a change in attire that was not warranted by security,” it said.
The mother of Jadhav was prevented from talking in her mother tongue, although this was clearly the natural medium of communication and she was repeatedly interrupted while doing so, and eventually prevented from proceeding further in this regard, the ministry said.
Despite the anger in India over humiliating treatment meted out to Jadhav’s wife and mother, Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal described it as “chhoti si baat (a trivial matter)”.
“From the feedback we have received of the meeting, it appears that Jadhav was under considerable stress and speaking in an atmosphere of coercion,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, a day after Jadhav’s mother and wife met him at the heavily guarded building of the Pakistani foreign office in Islamabad.
There was a glass screen between Jadhav and his family during the entire meeting and they spoke through an intercom device.
The MEA said most of Jadhav’s remarks were “clearly tutored” and designed to perpetuate the false narrative of his alleged activities in Pakistan.
“His appearance also raises questions about his health and well being,” it said.