Sting Newz Desk: “Pakistan made Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother appear as widows to him, by forcing them to take off their mangalsutra, bindi and bangles,” said Union minister Sushma Swaraj today in her report to the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. “I begged them saying I’ve never taken off mangalsutra ever, but they said I have to,” said Jadhav’s mother to Swaraj, the minister recounted.
This was done deliberately, said Swaraj, and was part of the condemnable intimidation by Pakistan of Jadhav’s wife and mother. She also called “an absurdity beyond measure”, Pakistan’s allegation that there was a chip or a camera in Jadhav’s wife Chetankul’s shoes. “Thank God they didn’t say that there was a bomb in her shoes.” “She went on two international flights wearing that footwear, none of them found a recorder or a camera like Pakistan is alleging at different times.
“The first thing Kulbhushan said to me when I went in to meet him is ‘How is baba’, because he thought something had happened when he saw me without mangalsutra, bindi and bangles,” Avanti explained to Swaraj. “She (Avanti) wears only saree and she was forced to wear salwar kurta, this was insulting,” explained Swaraj to the House, as it erupted with cries of “shame, shame”.
“The meeting was started in absence of the Deputy High Commissioner, if he would have seen how clothes of the family members were changed, he would have registered protest there and then,” explained Swaraj in the Lok Sabha.
Courtesy : Times of India