As clamour for releasing Indian citizen Kulbhushan Yadav from Pakistan is growing with each passing day, now Indians residing in the United States have launched a petition ‘We The People’ demanding President Donald Trump to intervene in the matter to save Jadhav.
White house will respond to the petition if it receives 100, 000 signatures till May 14. The petition started by one S.S said, “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”.
“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,” added the petitioner.
The Pakistani military court has awarded death sentence to India citizen Kubhushan Jadhav for carrying out sabotage and espionage activities. He was arrested on March 3, 2016. India condemned the sentence awarded to Jadhav and warn Pakistan that if it hangs Jadhav then the government and people of India will regard it as a case of premeditated murder.
Notably, Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in December 2016 had said that no conclusive evidence has been found regarding his involvement in the espionage activities. However, he recently said that if Jadhav was innocent then why was he carrying two passports, one with a Hindu name and another one with a Muslim name.