Seeing his mother without her Mangalsutra Jadhav asked, How’s Baba: MEA Swaraj

EAM Sushma Swaraj
EAM Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: External affairs Minister, Sushama Swaraj on Thursady while addressing Rajya Sabha members gave a full fledged description on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife’s meeting with him. The minister informed the members how Pakistan used Jadhav’s meeting with family as a propoganda. Sushma said,” A meeting of a mother with her son & a wife with her husband was turned into a propaganda tool by Pakistan.”

She also said, “Not just his wife but bindi & mangalsutra of his mother were also removed, I spoke to her she told me that as soon as she reached, Kulbhushan asked her ‘Baba kaise hain?’ because he thought a mishap has taken place when he wasn’t around.”

“Even after her repeated attempts, the shoes of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife were not returned. Pakistan says there was a camera or a recorder in the shoes, nothing can be more absurd than this as she traveled in 2 flights with those shoes on. It is an absurdity beyond measure, she added.”

Bitterly criticising Pakistan’s inhuman action the minister said,”It was nothing like a humanitarian gesture. Human rights of the family members were violated again & again & an environment of fear was created for them.”

EAM said,”Jadhav Ji’s mother who only wears a saree was forced to wear salwar-kurta. Bindi, bangles & mangalsutras of both mother & wife were removed. Both the married women were made to like widows.”

“Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother was not allowed to speak in Marathi, 2 Pakistani officials present in the meeting kept stopping her repeatedly but when she continued, the intercom was switched off,” she added.

Meanwhile showing his  support opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told Rajya Sabha,” Misbehaviour of Pakistan with wife & mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav was misbehaviour with all Indians. Regardless of political differences, when it comes to nation’s dignity & another country misbehaves with our mothers & sisters, it will not be tolerated.”


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