Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death verdict strongly condemned by Indian Parliament

Sakshi Chaturvedi
Published on: 11 April 2017 8:43 AM GMT
Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death verdict strongly condemned by Indian Parliament
Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death verdict strongly condemned by Indian Parliament

New Delhi: The death verdict issued to ex-navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan military court over alleged charges of terrorism and spying for Indian Intelligence agency has united the Indian Parliament to raise its condemnation on the ruling.

Reciprocating the appeals of several MPs in Lok Sabha reproving the verdict, Indian government ensured to put in every effort to save Jadhav from the fake allegations imposed on him by Pak court, saying if the death penalty is executed it will be ‘Premeditated murder’.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured today that government will put in every effort to save Jadhav saying "Basic norms of law and justice were violated. I want to tell the house that the government will do whatever it takes to make sure Kulbhushan Jadhav gets justice."

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In retrospect to the violation of Geneva Convention by Pakistan court Singh said, "All the norms of law and justice were disregarded by Pakistan," he added “Jadhav was kept deprived of consular access despite India asking Pakistan for it for as many as 13 times”.

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj also expressed her disapproval by saying the death execution is ‘an indefensible act’ and warned Pakistan to ‘consider the consequence’ of this decision on India-Pak relation.

Further exclaiming the fact she said, “Jhadav was definitely an ex-navy officer but never a spy, he had been kidnapped in Iran and thereby forced upon the false allegations of being a terrorist and fomenting unrest in Balochistan but his presence in Pakistan has never been explained credibly.”

Hyderabad lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi has requested to take the case to international level and discredit Pakistan. He stated, "The government has influence, please use it. Will the government make every effort to save him? It is our joint responsibility to save him.

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Questing the credibility of the present government opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge said, “If government fails to save Jadhav’s life it would be failure of the government.”

The effect of the statement would be retaliated by India by refusing the release of 12 Pakistani prisoners who were about to be liberated today after completing their jail term.

Rajnath said the "Jadhav ran a small business in Iran and travelled to Tehran in connection with this.” He further told the Parliament that the External Affairs minister will issue a detailed statement over the issue in afternoon on Tuesday.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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