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World should take cognizance of Kulbhusan Jadhav case: BJP

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

As the Pakistani Foreign Office yesterday said that they are considering the External Affairs Ministry's request of granting visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, the (BJP) said that is violating the human rights and international communities must take cognizance into this matter.

Talking to ANI, leader Zafar Islam said, "Pakistan's conduct, approach in this particular case is known to everyone. is violating the human rights. must avoid such things and grant visa to Jadhav's mother. International community must come together and take cognizance as is violating human rights in this matter."

Another party leader Gaurav Bhatia said that is duty bound to provide consular access to the Indian to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav.

"is duty bound to provide consular access to the Indian to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has appealed to the Pakistani to consider granting visa to the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav. should at least give consular access and the legal rights that are available to Kulbhushan Jadhav," Bhatia said.

According to Pakistani media, Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said they were considering granting a visa to the mother of Jadhav on Sushma Swaraj's request.

External affairs minister spokesperson GopalBaglay, however, said there has been no change in position on providing consular access and visa for Jadhav's mother.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, earlier on Monday, castigated Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz for not entertaining the request for visa to the mother of former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 02:44 IST
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