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Swaraj: Pakistan hasn't responded to visa request for Jadhav's mother

10 Jul 2017 | By Abheet Sethi
Swaraj slams Pakistan over visa for Jadhav's mother

Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said she still hasn't received an acknowledgement from her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz over a letter requesting a Pakistani visa for Kulbhushan Yadav's mother.

Jadhav is a former Indian Navy officer sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court.

Swaraj said Avantika Jadhav's visa application to meet her son in Pakistan is pending.

In context: Swaraj slams Pakistan over visa for Jadhav's mother

BackgroundKulbhushan Jadhav case explained

Jadhav was arrested by Pakistan in 2016 on charges of spying. In April 2017, he received a death sentence.

New Delhi has sent dozens of requests for consular access to Jadhav, which Pakistan has denied.

India had moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the issue.

On May 18, the ICJ ruled against Jadhav's execution. Pakistan has rejected the verdict.

10 Jul 2017Swaraj: Pakistan hasn't responded to visa request for Jadhav's mother

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Swaraj: Counterpart Aziz hasn't shown courtesy to acknowledge visa request

Swaraj tweeted: "I wrote a personal letter to Mr. Sartaj Aziz for the grant of her [Jadhav's mother] visa to Pakistan." She added: "However, Mr. Aziz has not shown the courtesy even to acknowledge my letter."
Pakistan examining visa application of Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother

13 Jul 2017Pakistan examining visa application of Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother

Pakistan is examining India's request for a visa for Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, Islamabad said.

However, there is no confirmation on when a decision is likely to be announced.

Avantika Jadhav had submitted an application immediately after Kulbhushan was sentenced in April.

Meanwhile, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said there has been "no progress" on New Delhi's request for consular access to the prisoner.