Film fraternity’s silence on Kulbhushan Jadhav appalling: Bhandarkar

Madhur Bhandarkar Jadhav

Mumbai, Dec 27: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, known for social dramas, on Wednesday slammed the silence of human rights activists, liberals and film fraternity members on the treatment of death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav’s kin in Pakistan.

“It’s disturbing how Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife got humiliated in Pakistan and what’s more appalling here is to see the silence of Human Rights activists, liberals and people from my film fraternity,” Bhandarkar tweeted.

Jadhav’s mother and wife had gone to Islamabad to meet Jadhav on Monday(December 25). India has since slammed Pakistan for the manner in which the meeting was conducted across a glass panel.

Before being let in for the meeting, Jadhav’s wife and mother were made to remove their mangalsutra, bangles and bindi and were also made to change their attire.

Jadhav, who was captured in March last year, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying, an accusation that India has dismissed as concocted. New Delhi says Jadhav was kidnapped in Iran where he had legitimate business interests, and brought to Pakistan. To save Jadhav, India moved the International Court of Justice, which ordered Pakistan in May to stay his execution.


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