India Parliament has spoken in one Voice for the death sentence imposed by a military court on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who it said was imprisoned on concocted charges of spying. Who said what in parliament:
External affairs Minister Sushsma Swaraj:
"I would caution the Pakistan government to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter". Asserting that India will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that Jadhav got justice, Swaraj said the former Navy officer was engaged in legitimate business in Iran when he was “abducted and taken” to Pakistan. Swaraj said there was no evidence of any wrongdoing by him.
“If anything, he is the victim of a plan that seeks to cast aspersions on India to deflect international attention from Pakistan’s well-known record of sponsoring and supporting terrorism,” she said. Under these circumstances, India will have no choice but to regard the sentence, if carried out, as an act of premediated murder.
“A senior Pakistani leader (Sartaj Aziz) has himself expressed doubts about the adequacy of evidence in this case,” she said. The process adopted by the Pakistani military court “tells us a lot about the farcical nature of the alleged proceedings which have led to indefensible verdict against an innocent kidnapped Indian”, she added.
Opposition Congress Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said:
India must engage the best of lawyers to fight the case in the Pakistan Supreme Court.
Former defence minister A K Antony, in a intervention said, "The entire nation is shocked. There will be serious repercussions. Pakistan will have to repent".
Elaborating on the sequence of events, India’s External affairs Minster has said the Indian high commission in Islamabad had “continuously pressed” Pakistani authorities for consular access to Jadhav from the time “his abduction” came to light in March last year but to no avail in blatant violation of international laws and norms.
Then, earlier this year, Pakistan government sought India’s assistance to obtain evidence and other material for the investigation process. “In doing so, they levelled ridiculous charges against senior Indian officials, who had no connection to this issue.
Thereafter, they linked providing consular access to our acceptance of their position,” Swaraj said. “Nevertheless, in the hope that some forward movement could be made, our response was constructive. We pointed out that consular access to Jadhav would be an essential prerequisite in order to verify the facts and understand the circumstances of his presence in Pakistan,” she said.
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