India says Pakistan using Jadhav-family meeting as propaganda


NEW DELHI: The External Affairs Minister EAM said Pakistan used Kulbhushan Jadhav-family meeting as propaganda. She said this while making a statement on Jadhav in the Rajya Sabha.
The External Affairs Minister said Pakistan used emotional meeting between Jadhav, his mother and wife after 22 months as propaganda. The entire House backed Swaraj by shaming Pakistan. She said Pakistan flouted all the understandings between the two countries over the meeting.
She also objected the way Jadhav’s mother and wife were treated during their visit to Islamabad to meet jailed Jadhav.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Parliament witnessed protests, with various political parties, including the Shiv Sena, Trinamool Congress and AIADMK condemning the way Pakistan humiliated the kin of jailed Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said Pakistan disregarded the cultural and religious sensibilities of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family, who met him on Monday in Islamabad. The wife and the mother of Jadhav were asked to remove mangalsutras, bangles and bindis, besides having been asked to change their attires, for “security” reasons. After the meeting, Jadhav’s mother and wife were also harassed in heavily guarded foreign ministry office by Pakistani journalists.