For Kulbhushan Jadhav: Virtual Surgical Strike by Indian Crime Force

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Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Wednesday once again denied consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage.

However, Janjua contended Jadhav was not covered under a bilateral agreement on consular access as he was a "spy".

Bambawale handed over a petition by Jadhav's mother to the Pakistan government and also an appeal by her to the Court of Appeal, on behalf of Jadhav, "who continues to be in detention in Pakistan on concocted charges", said an official statement.

"The High Commissioner to Pakistan today met the Pakistan Foreign Secretary and handed over a petition by the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav to the Federal Government of Pakistan". The Pakistan Army also released what was described as a "confessional video" of Jadhav after his arrest.

Responding to this, a group on 11 Indian hackers named "lulzsec India" launched operation "Justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav" Tuesday, taking down at least 30 important websites of Pakistan government and leaving a message on each one of them. Several bilateral talks were also cancelled or postponed by India in response to Jadhav's death sentence.

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Indian and Pakistani hackers fought pitched battles across cyber space after last September's terrorist attack on a military camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector.

Jadhav was arrested in March a year ago in the restive Balochistan province and accused of being a Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) agent. The appeal has been filed under Pak Army Act Section 133 (B) - Court of Appeals.

With both of Jhadav's parents having applied for visas with the Pakistan high commission in Delhi this week, India's top diplomats asked Pakistan to facilitate the approval of their applications.

After the meeting, Bambawale told reporters the appeal was filed in line with legal requirements within the stipulated time of 40 days. Bambawale had met Janjua on April 14 and expressed India's concern about Jadhav. Mr Jadhav has been accused of spying and so, Pakistan had followed due process. The Pakistani army claimed that Jadhav is a serving officer in the Indian Navy.