India seeks consular access to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav

India has once again sought consular access from Pakistan to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence for alleged espionage in that country.

Addressing to media persons in New Delhi on Thursday evening, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopla Baglay said in that without getting the consular access, the Government of India cannot be ascertained how Jadhav reached Pakistan.

Baglay also stated that Pakistan should not put any pre-condition for the consular access. He said, New Delhi is working sincerely to ensure release of Jadhav. He assured that India will do everything possible to ensure his release.

Notably, India had sought consular access to meet Jadhav as many as 13 times in the past, and every time the request was turned down by the neighbouring country.

Jadhav, an Indian citizen and former Indian Navy officer, was recently sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan.