India outcries as Pakistan awards RAW spy Kulbhushan death penalty

India outcries as Pakistan awards RAW spy Kulbhushan death penalty

Swaraj, in reply to a suggestion by the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, said, the Government will ensure that it will take up the case with the President of Pakistan and provide Jadhav, the best lawyers in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

As all political parties shed their differences and jointly condemned Pakistan's decision to award the death penalty to Kulbhushan Jadhav, there was another development that caught everyone's attention. However, the Pakistani authorities, denied any access to him.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said if Jadhav is executed, India would see it as a "pre-meditated murder".

Biju Janata Dal's Jay Panda said, "We are all united on this issue".

Sharif also said, "Pakistan wants good relations with all countries, particularly its neighbours".

AIMIM member Asaduddin Owaisi said: "India should do everything to save Jadhav".

The Pakistan Army had released a "confessional video" of Jadhav months ago, where he said he was serving as an officer in the Indian Navy.

Kulbushan Jadhav was arrested in March past year, "for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan", according to a statement released by the Pakistan armed forces Monday. He was doing a business in Iran and he was abducted and taken to Pakistan.

"If Pakistan hangs Kulbhushan Jadhav then it is murder".

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in Senate says Kulbhushan has admitted of destabilizing Pakistan under directions from Indian government.India is attempting to destabilize Pakistan and Jadhav's admission of guilt is on record.

On Monday, the Pakistani military said that Indian "spy" Kulbhushan Jadhav who was arrested in Balochistan in March 2016, had been sentenced to death.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the Lok Sabha that the Centre will do everything possible to save Jadhav.

New Delhi claims there is no evidence against Jadhav, whom the Indian media have described as a former naval officer, calling the proceedings against him "farcical".

"With sentencing Kulbushan to death, Pakistan has sent a loud and clear message that whenever anybody would espionage against Pakistan from overseas or from within our territory, the law will take its course with full force", he said.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence awarded by FGCM.

The minister further revealed that earlier this year, the Pakistan Government had sought India's assistance to obtain evidence and other materials for the investigation process.

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