Indian minister threatens to go any extent for Jadhav

Published: April 13, 2017
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India’s home minister on Thursday once again threatened his country will go to any extent to ‘ensure justice’ for self-confessed RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav.

“We will go to any extent to ensure justice to Kulbhushan Jadhav,” Times of India quoted Rajnath Singh as saying on the sidelines of a Central Industrial Security Force event in New Delhi. “External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has already made the country’s stance clear. Whatever she had said in parliament remains unchanged,” he added.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for India’s external affairs ministry claimed Pakistan had not communicated where or in what condition Jadhav is being kept in.

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“We don’t know where he is. What his condition is, we have no clue,” Times of India quoted Gopal Baglay as saying. The spokesman said “any conditions Pakistan may attach to consular access to Jadhav equate to no access,” adding that the absence of consular access will mean Jadhav’s death sentence, if carried out, will be regarded as ‘premeditated murder’ by Indians.

“We need to verify how this gentleman got to Pakistan; we don’t know the circumstances of his presence in Pakistan. For that we need to meet him,” Baglay said.

Jadhav was arrested on March 3 last year during a counter-intelligence operation in the Mashkel area of Balochistan. A few weeks later, the army released his recorded confessional statement in which he admitted he had been working for India’s premier spy agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), to stoke unrest and instability in Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan and Karachi.

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The spokesman once again admitted Jadhav is a retired Indian Navy officer, but claimed he was an ‘innocent Indian’.

The statements by the Indian minister and external affairs spokesman came a day after the United Nations declined to take a position on the death sentence handed to the self-confessed Indian spy.

“We are not in a position to judge the process … [and] have a position on this particular case,” UN Secretary General’s spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Wednesday while responding to a question asked by an Indian journalist. He reiterated the call for dialogue between the two South Asian neighbours.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Shah
    Apr 13, 2017 - 10:50PM

    When he was attending summit sessions in Islamabad, he went to maximum extent…. He went to the Toilet 19 times in one hour… He shooted out Loose Motions; That the best he can do; Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Apr 13, 2017 - 10:56PM

    India will go to any lengths to protect its terrorist Recommend

  • mad mamluk
    Apr 13, 2017 - 11:02PM

    keep dreaming veggie lover. Recommend

  • Pakistani baluch
    Apr 13, 2017 - 11:32PM

    If India has started kidnapping Pakistanis in Nepal, Pakistan will of course have the right to retaliate in kind, at a time and place of its choosingRecommend

  • KRS
    Apr 14, 2017 - 2:48AM

    Till what extent would you go? Will you eat beef?Recommend

  • Shah
    Apr 14, 2017 - 3:08AM

    @Pakistani baluch: ; Next on the list: AJIT DOVAL; just keep watching… and then sit back and enjoy the show;; He is for sure.. Next in Line; Recommend

  • whatever
    Apr 14, 2017 - 6:28AM

    War of spy has started. You kill ours we will kill yours, winners will be decided by last man standingsRecommend

  • Hasan
    Apr 14, 2017 - 8:54AM

    With all due respect to human life, people fully know the CONSEQUENCES of their actions.
    The whole world shook but did the world release Afia? She was a woman & she had a child. No they didn’t.
    Spies are hanged and spies KNOW it.
    Lesson: Work for peace, stop the hatred. No need of such competition that leads to death & destruction.Recommend

  • Asad
    Apr 14, 2017 - 9:32AM

    Empty vessels… finish the sentence.. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Apr 14, 2017 - 10:57AM

    @Shah:
    LOLRecommend

  • Abrar R
    Apr 14, 2017 - 12:53PM

    OMG whatever u do sir, please dont put a line on twitter. Show compassion..Recommend

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