Kulbhushan Jadhav parroted script given by Pakistan during meeting with family, mother foils attempt: Reports

Jadhav's mother interrupted him asking to reveal the truth and not to parrot the script handed to him by his captors. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 28, 2017, 06.27 AM (IST)

Jailed Indian National Kulbhushan Jadhav was programmed to stick to a script and repeat whatever Pakistan has wrongly charged him with, during his meeting with mother and wife in Islamabad on December 25, as per media reports.

Despite meeting his family after 22 long months of captivity, Jadhav bizarrely greeted the two when brought face to face.  

During his 40 minutes long meeting, Jadhav parroted the script handed over by Pakistan that he was indeed an Indian spy. 

However, Jadhav's mother Avanti, who was initially stunned, soon understood what was happening and interrupted him asking to reveal the truth and not to parrot the script handed to him by his captors. 

"But why are you saying all this? You were doing business in Iran from where you were abducted. You must tell the truth," Avanti said.

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The three were not allowed to speak in Marathi, and when Jadhav's mother tried to communicate in their regional language, he did not reciprocate.

From removing bangles, bindi and mangal sutra of Jadhav's wife to preventing his mother to speak in her mother tongue, Pakistani officials harassed the two before their 40 minutes meeting with him.

Chetankul Jadhav's shoes were also not returned as Pakistan claimed there was something metallic in them and they are being examined by forensic experts.

The Indian Parliament witnessed protests after Opposition condemned the way Pakistan humiliated the family of Jadhav in Islamabad. 

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday announced to address both the houses on the treatment of Jadhav's family in Pakistan.