Sources also claimed that Pakistan's move to allow a meeting between Jadhav and his wife came after tremendous pressure by Indian diplomats.
Responding to Pakistan's offer of arranging a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife, India has asked to allow his mother to meet him too and has also demanded that an Indian diplomat be present in the meeting.
After India approached the ICJ, a 10-member bench on May 18 restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.
Islamabad recently conveyed to New Delhi through diplomatic channel that it was ready to arrange a meeting between Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer now on death row in Pakistan, and his wife.
India has sought a sovereign guarantee from Pakistan that Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother would not be questioned and would be given full security when and if they go to meet the former navy officer who has been sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage. The government was caught by surprise when Pakistan suddenly made the offer of access to Jadhav's wife.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer was arrested in Pakistan on the espionage charges. "Also, during their stay in Pakistan, they should not be questioned or harassed", the MEA official said.
The Centre on Thursday said that it wants the Pakistan government to guarantee the safety and security of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife if she visits the country to meet her husband. In its response, New Delhi conveyed to Islamabad that Jadhav's mother would also like to travel with her daughter-in-law to Pakistan.
This is a significant demand as so far, Pakistan has refused to allow Jadhav to contact any Indian government official, either during his trial or after sentencing. The final verdict in Jadhav's case will be given by ICJ next month. The Indian government is a little wary of the Pakistan offer, particularly since Jadhav's mother's application has not found a favourable response from the Pak government.