Kulbhushan’s wife and mother told to remove shoes, bangles for meeting

India on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for the manner in which Islamabad conducted the meeting between death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav with his mother and wife, saying it “violated the letter and spirit of our understandings”.

India said the two women were made to remove their mangalsutra, bangles, and bindi and were not allowed to converse in their mother tongue Marathi.

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“We note with regret that the Pakistani side conducted the meeting in a manner which violated the letter and spirit of our understandings,” India said in a statement.

It said that Jadhav’s wife, Chetankul’s shoes were taken away and not returned, while some media persons outside the Foreign Office in Islamabad, where the meeting was held, hurled invectives at the women.

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