Opposition, government unite in Parliament to ensure justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Rajnath Singh said that the government strongly condemns Pakistan's decision

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 12, 2017 10:43 am
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday spoke in Lok Sabha and reiterated that the “Indian government will do everything possible to ensure justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav.” He also said that the government strongly condemns Pakistan’s decision to announce death sentence for Jadhav.

“Kulbhushan Jadhav had a valid Indian visa, how can he be a spy? Consular access also been denied,” Rajnath Singh added.

Prior to his address, Opposition leaders like Mallikarjuna Kharge, Shashi Tharoor and Asaduddin Owaisi raised the issue in Parliament demanding a strong response from the Indian government.

The Congress party had moved an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha and raised the issue of his death sentence. Taking on the government for showing ‘laxity’ in dealing with Pakistan government, Mallikarjuna Kharge said: “If we fail to save Kulbhushan Jadhav, then it will be government’s weakness.” He also added that Jadhav’s hanging will be considered as a premeditated murder.

AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi criticised Pakistan government and said that Pakistan military court is a banana court where they have given a judgment without any evidence. Owaisi also said that the government should use its influence in bringing back Jadhav to India.

Union Minister Ananth Kumar, replying to the Opposition leaders, said that the House was united in its support for Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Speaking on the same issue in Upper House of Parliament, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing by Jadhav and cautioned Pakistan to consider its impact on bilateral relations between the two countries.

Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, was apprehended in Balochistan region of Pakistan in March last year over charges of spying for the Indian Intel Agency RAW. After his arrest, the Pakistan government also released a video which showed Jadhav accepting the charges levied against him. However, Indian government categorically denied any links with him.

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  1. bha patel
    Apr 11, 2017 at 7:04 pm
    Useless modi has no guts. Toomuch bol Bachchan from bjp.
    1. S
      Apr 11, 2017 at 6:49 pm
      Hit them where it pains.... Mere slogans and protest will not work. Its time we show them some strength and intentions.
      1. Sheik Mohamed
        Apr 11, 2017 at 6:36 pm
        Let us hope that stan shall release him very soon and our efforts made in this regard shall not go in vain.
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          Gangu Radhakishan
          Apr 11, 2017 at 4:59 pm
          Jadhav should be protected by India bringing all the facts before USA,UK, China, Russia and UNO immediately as Pak issued death sentence on him. Our lord Hanuma acted as spy . We pray him, we touch his feet for the sacred work he performed in Ramayana. At least Pak should abide by the international rules on protection of enemy soldiers and on humanity grounds should handover the person to India.
          1. L
            Apr 11, 2017 at 10:06 pm
            USA, UK, Russia, China and the UN are too busy with Syria and North Korea. They don't give two bits about an Indian spy/terrorist caught and sentenced to death. Learn from this and don't mess around in Baluchistan.
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            Saji Varma
            Apr 11, 2017 at 4:08 pm
            Why we are so panic about this case? our opinion and pride should stand for justice for every human being (in India as well). and don't cry if he is a criminal for that country.Please answer the following:- a) Why he had took a Muslim p port without an actual conversion in India? b) How Indian authorities left him with a forged p port (if we agree it as forged) c) Why India is not approaching international community and courts? Now our duty is to ensure justice for him and cant blame PAK if found him guilty.
            1. I
              Apr 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm
              perhaps he is doing all this to save life of stupids like you .... where your arguments go when our soldiers got killed in Kashmir ..
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