Kulbhushan Jadhav, the alleged spy from Raw was sentenced to death by Pakistani Military Court on April 10th. He was caught on March 3rd as he was involved in subversive activities in Pakistan. India quickly reacted and went to the International Court of Justice and presented their case very well that the execution was stayed. Now who is Kulbhushan Jadhav? He is a retired naval officer who started a business in Chabahar in Iran. He inadvertently crossed into Pakistan and was captured. Another version to the story is that he might have been abducted by the extremist group Jaishul Adi. With the relationship between India and Pakistan always under stress, this case is another ground to fight. The only relief is that the execution has been stayed by the International Court.
As a step to ease the sufferings of the family of Jadhav, India has requested Pakistan to allow his mother to visit him in Pakistan. Sushma Swaraj had written to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan’s foreign policy officer to issue a visa for his mother Avanti Jadhav. Avanti Jadhav had submitted the application for the visa with the Pakistan High commission in India. She also sent a mercy petition and an appeal for the freedom of her son. Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that they had received the application and were looking into it, but had not taken any decision as yet. Zakaria also hinted at the strict rules of India in giving visa for Pakistanis who wanted to come to India especially for medical treatment. The new rule laid by India is that medical visa for Pakistanis will be issued only if it endorsed by Sartaj Aziz. India hopes Avanti Jadhav will get the visa and Jadhav himself will be freed from the jails of Pakistan.