ISLAMABAD: In a video released by the Foreign Office on Thursday, Indian convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav said the Indian diplomat accompanying his mother and wife was persistently yelling at them as they stepped out of the meeting on December 25.
“I saw fear in their eyes,” Jadhav said in the video released by the Foreign Ministry.
He said he has something very important to say to people in India, the Indian government and navy. “I am a commissioned officer in the navy and my commission is not over,” he said in the video.
“I saw fear in the eyes of my mother and my wife. Why should they be fear? There shouldn’t be fear in the eyes of my mother and my wife. They’ve been threatened. The Indian diplomat or the Indian person who had come along with my mother was shouting at my mother the moment she stepped out. Has she been brought under threat here, to meet me?” he asked.
He said he had not been subjected to any sort of torture in Pakistan.
“Pakistani government is taking care of me, my mother was happy to see me healthy and well. I thank Pakistan [for the meeting],” said Jadhav.
Pakistan is putting out coerced statements on video
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs responded saying that such ‘propagandistic’ exercises do not have an effect, and that Jadhav was coerced into making the video.
“This does not come as a surprise. Pakistan is simply continuing its practice of putting out coerced statements on video.
“It is time for them to realize that such propagandistic exercises simply carry no credibility.”
The Indian spokesman also allegedly that Jadhav made the staement under duress which is not befitting from a captive.
“The absurdity of a captive under duress certifying his own welfare while mouthing allegations of his captors clearly merits no comment.”
“Pakistan is best advised to fulfil its international obligations, whether it pertains to consular relations or UNSC resolution 1267 and 1373 on terrorism and to desist from continuing violations of human rights of an Indian National,” said the statement.