‘Save Kulbhushan Jadhav’: Indian-Americans seek Trump intervention in White House petition

The petition requires at least 100,000 signatures before May 14 to qualify for a response from the Trump Administration.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: April 21, 2017 12:32 pm
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The Indian-American community in the US has launched a White House petition, seeking the Trump Administration’s intervention to save Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani court for alleged espionage and subversive activities. Created by one S.S, the ‘We the People Petition’ on the White House website said the allegations against Jadhav that he was spying for India is totally false and fabricated.

The petition requires at least 100,000 signatures before May 14 to qualify for a response from the Trump Administration.

“The fact that India is not given consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav clearly proves the point that the charges over which death sentence is awarded to Jadhav are false and fabricated,” it said.

“In view of above, I humbly request appropriate and capable authorities to intervene in the matter and make sure that Kulbhushan Jadhav doesn’t get punished for the act which he never committed,” the petition said.

Jadhav, the 46-year-old former naval officer, has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage and subversive activities

Pakistan claims its security forces had arrested Jadhav from the restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran. It also claimed that he was “a serving officer in the Indian Navy.”

The Pakistan Army had also released a “confessional video” of Jadhav after his arrest.

However, India denied Pakistan’s contention and maintained that Jadhav was kidnapped by the Pakistan authorities.

India had acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government.

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    shilpa
    Apr 28, 2017 at 9:46 am
    You deserve freedom. God bless you.
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      Rajiv doshi
      Apr 28, 2017 at 12:41 am
      Last 40 years we trying to solve this problem.we lost so many soldiers and our people.if we fight war against we have less causality then this and still we are hi.we need subhash chandra bose .
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        Rakesh Kumar Gupta
        Apr 23, 2017 at 11:57 am
        I support this pe ion
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          Kush garg
          Apr 22, 2017 at 8:24 pm
          Save kulbhushan yadav
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            Manpreet singh
            Apr 22, 2017 at 7:31 pm
            Save kulbhushan yadav . He is innocent and citizen of india .The video created by stan is ludicrous with 104 cut to astray the indian community
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              Deepak
              Apr 22, 2017 at 6:03 pm
              I agree
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                Jitendra
                Apr 22, 2017 at 5:52 pm
                Save the innocent Kulbhushan jadhav
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                  PL
                  Apr 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm
                  Pl do justice
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                    Nitya Gopal Datta
                    Apr 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm
                    I seek justice on Kulbhushan Jadhav, stani should allow to India can fight legally.
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                      DEEPAK KUMAR
                      Apr 22, 2017 at 9:58 am
                      Save kedar. It's is so important for humanity as well as for stan. Trump sir it's a request. Otherwise Indian government knows what to do. We are not responsible for stan.
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                        deepak
                        Apr 21, 2017 at 10:45 pm
                        kedhar jadhav not guilty
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                          HG KETKAR
                          Apr 21, 2017 at 6:03 pm
                          It is a shameful and pity that to save the life of Indian National, ex defence personnel, we Indians have to prey to TRUMP Govt of USA, instead of direct action against stan, which is forced neighbour. Inspite of the fact that continuous anti Indian campaign by stan in every walks of life throughout the world, Indian continuously given stan Special Favoured Nation status. Why the Govt can not take action against stan? We find that as far as stan is concerned, there is no change of policy between UPA or Congress led government or NDA or BJP led government, which is in power.
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                            lafanga
                            Apr 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm
                            Are Indians this naive to think that US will bend over backwards to secure the release of a shady Indian character caught sabotaging and spreading terror in a 3rd country? Kulbushan is not some saint who was wrongly caught strolling around. He is a spy and a terrorist who was caught in the middle of Baluchistan with fake papers. He is tainted and US won't even touch him with a 10 foot pole.
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                              laxman
                              Apr 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm
                              those NRI in US r US citizens are traitors to india dual citizenship should be cancelled , these traitors have gone there only for money and glamour, - majority are brahmnist sn terrorist minded people will only try to save terrorist , y not they pe ioned for tej bahadur yadav and his dismissal , there is a defference between RAW spy and indian soldier
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                                laxman
                                Apr 21, 2017 at 2:27 pm
                                first and foremost how he landed in pak if they abducted him from iran they should hold responsible iran for jadhavs safety , now what a serving officer was doing in pak - gone for biryani party ? no , why he went with hussain patel name - that p sport was issued from pune - who issued it - and last they have got his diary with his own handwriting with peoples names of 140 people who were involved in terrorism in baloch - it seems he is guilty , and must be punished
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                                  Khalid
                                  Apr 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm
                                  It shows how desperate indians are to save a hard core terrorist and serving navy officer
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