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Pakistan denies visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother despite Swaraj's request

Jadhav, 46, was allegedly arrested by Pakistan in the restive Balochistan province last year

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Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at Parliament House in New Delhi

External Affairs Minister on Monday expressed dismay over lack of courtesy shown by her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz, who has not even acknowledged her personal letter requesting for a Pakistani visa for Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother.

However, she assured Aziz that any Pakistani seeking a medical visa to travel to India with his recommendation will be given the visa immediately.

In a series of tweets, Swaraj said, "I have my sympathies for all nationals seeking medical visa for their treatment in India. All that we require is his recommendation for the grant of medical visa to nationals."

She said a visa application was pending for Indian Avantika Jadhav who wants to meet her son in

"I wrote a personal letter to Mr Sartaj Aziz for the grant of her visa to However, Mr Aziz has not shown the courtesy even to acknowledge my letter," she tweeted.

Jadhav, 46, was allegedly arrested by in the restive Balochistan province last year. He has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism.

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First Published: Mon, July 10 2017. 11:33 IST