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Pak yet to give security guarantee for visit of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife

Pakistan's foreign office had earlier this month said it will allow Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

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'

is yet to give a sovereign guarantee about the safety and security of Indian prisoner on death row Jadhav's wife if she visits that country to meet her husband, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said on Wednesday.

Talking to journalists on the sidelines of an event in Nagpur, Singh rubbished as "rumour" reports that has erected a 400-metre high wall to camouflage the construction going on in Doklam, the scene of a prolonged stand-off between Indian and

The minister also said India "does not care" about 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind approaching the United Nations to get his name struck off the list of designated terrorists.

"Talks are still in progress. They (Pakistan) are yet to provide a guarantee on the safety aspect."

Pakistan's foreign office had earlier this month said it will allow to meet his wife.

Responding to Pakistans offer of arranging a meeting between the former naval officer and his wife, India also requested that his mother be allowed to meet him too.

A military court in had in April this year sentenced Jadhav, a former navy man, to death on the charge of his alleged involvement in espionage and terror attacks. India strongly denied the allegation.

The International Court of Justice has stayed Jadhav's execution.

Talking about Saeed, Singh said, "The government has been saying this from the beginning...Those who are terrorists are terrorists. We have no doubt about it. We don't care where a terrorist goes and approaches whom to seek protection."

Saeed has petitioned the UN seeking removal of his name from the list of designated terrorists on the ground that none of the allegations against him either related to or otherwise have been proved in the Pakistani courts.

The banned (JuD) head, who carries a $10 million American bounty on his head for terror activities, walked free on Friday after the government decided against detaining him further in any other case. He was under house arrest since January this year.

"Do not believe in such rumours," he said when asked to comment on reports about having built a 400-metre high wall to hide construction activities in Dokalam on Sikkim- Bhutan-Tibet trijunction.

Singh said India wanted its citizens going abroad to believe that their government will help them in the event of any trouble.

He said India was working on maintaining healthy relations with every country.

First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 13:53 IST