War with Pakistan is inevitable: BJP MP

Published: December 27, 2017
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Indian lawmaker Subramanian Swamy. PHOTO: File

Indian lawmaker Subramanian Swamy. PHOTO: File

An Indian lawmaker belonging to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for his government to begin “serious homework” for a war with Pakistan.

Subramanian Swamy, a Rajya Sabha MP, said the time has come to “wage war against Pakistan,” Press Trust of India reported.

“I don’t say that we should do this [declare war] immediately, but we should start doing serious homework for this right now.”

The Indian lawmaker was speaking on India’s allegation that the family of convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was harassed in Pakistan, a claim that Islamabad has denied.

He likened the alleged harassment to “Draupadi’s vastraharan”.

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“It’s my personal opinion,” Swamy, a member of India’s parliamentary consultative committee on external affairs, said as an apparent corollary before saying “It [the personal opinion] often becomes party’s opinion also.”

India accused Pakistan on Tuesday of harassing the family of self-confessed spy on death row Jadhav, saying their meeting was held in an “atmosphere of coercion”.

Jadhav met his mother and wife in Islamabad on Monday, their first meeting since his arrest from Balochistan last year on charges of espionage and terrorism.

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“It appears that Jadhav was under considerable stress and speaking in an atmosphere of coercion,” the Indian foreign ministry said in a statement shortly after top Indian officials debriefed his family in New Delhi.

However, the Pakistan Foreign Office rejected India’s claim that Jadhav’s family was harassed during their meeting.

“The Indian baseless allegations and twists that come 24 hours later, about the visit of the wife and mother of Commander Jadhav are categorically rejected,” it said in a statement on Tuesday night.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Anonymous
    Dec 28, 2017 - 10:19AM

    hahahahahaha……Indians rubbishRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 28, 2017 - 11:39AM

    Should have executed Jadhav ages ago instead of making this a public circus.Recommend

  • Anoni
    Dec 28, 2017 - 1:46PM

    Ok got it . The mp is suggesting a new movie. Please make sure you add katrina kaif and amtibachan in it. And put him as a general who works as an under cover agent .. paka masala movie .
    With love from PakistanRecommend

  • BrainBro
    Dec 29, 2017 - 8:21AM

    His face looks like a typical villain of a Bollywood movie. No kidding.Recommend

  • Vectra
    Dec 29, 2017 - 12:18PM

    But what he said is correct as well even if it sounds unbelievable, No kiddingRecommend

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