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Pakistani spies in Indian jails get better treatment, say officials

Hoping that Pakistan will learn to value the importance of life and liberty, Indian government officials provided some real-life examples of Pakistani spies in Indian jails that get much better treatment. The officials said that 30 Pakistani spies who are currently undergoing trial in various cases have been provided with consular access whenever sought. Moreover, no spy has even been sentenced to death in India for espionage activities. It may be recalled that relations with Pakistan have hit a new low after the country announced the death sentence for former Indian Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav. Before Jadhav, another Indian national Sarabjit Singh was also accused of spying and handed the death sentence.

There are currently around 265 Pakistani nationals lodged in various Indian jails. India has provided consular access to them, but Pakistan has disowned them. A recent example was the arrest of Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Mohammad Naved, who had attacked a BSF convoy. He was provided consular access, but Pakistan disowned him, saying that Naved did not belong to Pakistan.

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