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No official info on issue of visa to Kulbhushan's mother, says India

Sushma Swaraj had written to Aziz seeking visa for Jadhav's mother but got no official information

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kulbhushan Jadhav
File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage'

has no official information on Pakistan's position on providing to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, the external affairs ministry said on Thursday.

There has not been any reply from either to the request handed over by the High Commissioner or the letter written by External Affairs Minister to her Pakistani counterpart for grant of to Jadhav's mother, Avantika, the ministry's spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

"We have no official information on the change of status of the request made to grant the to Jadhav's mother," he said when asked if there was any formal communication from on India's request for a visa for Avantika to meet her son.

has moved the against Jadhav's death penalty by a The had on May 18 restrained Pakistan from executing the death sentence.

While Pakistan claims that its security forces arrested Jadhav from its restive province on March 3, 2016 after he reportedly entered from Iran, maintains that he was abducted from Iran where he had legitimate business interests.

First Published: Thu, July 27 2017. 20:37 IST