Indian High Commission official meets Kulbhushan Jadhav
An Indian diplomat met Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death in 2017 by a Pakistan military court.
A senior Indian Embassy official in Pakistan met Kuldeep Jadhav today.
Jadhav is a former Indian Navy officer, who has been sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan.
People carrying out signature campaigns in India for the release of Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Jadhav has been provided consular access by Pakistan after an international court ruling.
Where did you meet
According to the Pakistani newspaper 'Express Tribune' the meeting between the Indian diplomat and Kulbhushan Jadhav is still going on. However, the newspaper has not made public the identity of the officer who met Jadhav. It is also not known where this meeting took place.
However, official sources had said in Delhi that the Indian High Commission official in Islamabad Gaurav Ahluwalia would meet Jadhav.
Pakistan had offered to provide consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav on Sunday.
Prior to the meeting, India had expressed the hope that Pakistan will create an atmosphere for the meeting to be independent, fair, and meaningful in accordance with the spirit of the orders of the International Court of Justice.
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal tweeted on Sunday that Jadhav would be provided diplomatic access according to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling and Pakistan's laws.
Pakistan has given Jadhav consular access at a time when there is tension between the two countries. The reason for this is the removal of Sections 370 and 35 giving special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
After this step by India, Pakistan scaled down its diplomatic dealings.
In July, the International Court of Justice based in The Hague ordered Pakistan to provide diplomatic access to Jadhav on 17 July.
Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April 2017 on charges of espionage and terrorism. Pakistan claimed to have arrested him on 3 March 2016.
At the same time, India alleges that Pakistani officials have kidnapped Jadhav from Iran. India says that Jadhav went in connection with Iran trade.
Earlier on 25 December 2017, Pakistan met Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and her mother in Islamabad.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]