New Delhi: India has pressurized Pakistan to give unconditional access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, sources told ANI on Thursday.
This comes after Pakistan claimed that Jadhav refused to file a review plea.
Lashing at this claim, India said that he had been coerced into doing that.
“We had pointed out how Pakistan’s claim that Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to initiate a review petition, is a continuation of the farce playing out for the last 4 years.We are assessing our legal options and we remain committed to protecting the life of our Indian nationals,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said during a media briefing.
“Pakistan’s claim that Jadhav, who is incarcerated in Pakistan’s custody, has refused to initiate review petition is a continuation of the farce that has been in play for the last four years. Jadhav has been sentenced to execution through a farcical trial. He remains under custody of Pakistan’s military. He has clearly been coerced to refuse to file a review in his case,” he said in the statement.
In 2016, Jadhav was purportedly arrested by Pakistani forces from Balochistan, after he allegedly entered the country from Iran as claimed by Islamabad.