One day after the announcement by Pakistan government to hang Kulbhushan Jadhav, India responded furiously. The Indian government vowed to go to any lengths against Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence.
Kulbhushan Jadhav Death Sentence – Sushma Swaraj
In response to Pakistan’s announcement of Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence, India’s External Affairs Ministers reacted hysterically trying to warn Pakistan of the consequences. She said that Pakistan must keep in mind the consequences if they go ahead with the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Talking to the Rajya Sabha, the government stated that it would ensure that Kulbhushan Jadhav gets the kind of legal support to fight against this case.
Here is her statement on the Indian spy.
“Our position is very clear; there is no evidence of wrongdoing by Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Sushma Swaraj, while responding to the opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad assured the House that the Indian government would provide the ex-Navy officer with best legal assistance possible to fight his case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. She also said that the government would go out of its way to save Kulbhushan Jadhav. She also indicated that her government would take up the matter at any level, probably pointing to the fact that they may consider going to the UN.
Appeal Against Kulbhushan Jadhav Death Sentence
Military law experts in Pakistan say that Kulbhushan Jadhav has 40 days to appeal against his death sentence. He will have to file an appeal against the FGCM in the Army Court. If the court rejects the appeal of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian spy can seek mercy from President of Pakistan and Army Chief.
At the time of his arrest, Kulbhushan Jadhav was considered least priority by the Indian government. It took a while for the Indian government to man up and own its Naval Officer. At that time, there was no harsh criticism leveled against Pakistan as there was no justifiable reason for him to be in Balochistan.
India has continuously made efforts to derail the CPEC project. Indian government officials have stated in public their aims of destabilizing Pakistan, particularly Balochistan. Kulbhushan Jadhav’s presence in Balochistan is one thing that India cannot justify under any circumstances because of which they are claiming that in fact he was kidnapped from Iran and brought to Pakistan. Someone with whom RAW and Indian government had nothing to do has suddenly become the “son of India.”
Talking to the Media, the Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said that there were foreign elements involved in destabilizing the region and he believed Pakistan government did the right thing by awarding death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav.