No evidence of any wrong doing against 'innocent kidnapped Indian' Kulbhushan Jadhav: Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj asserted that Pakistan had no evidence that could prove any wrongdoing by "innocent kidnapped Indian" Kulbhushan Jadhav

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday condemned Pakistan’s decision to sentence Kulbhushan Jadhav to death. Giving a statement in the Rajya Sabha, she said that the Indian government will do all it can to save Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Swaraj called Jadhav an ‘innocent kidnapped Indian’ and said that the sentence if executed, will be taken as a premeditated murder by Pakistan. She further asserted that Pakistan should consider the consequences on the bothe countries bilateral tied if they proceed with the death sentence. She added that Pakistan had violated the basic norms. Swaraj said that the government will go out of their way to get justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav.

“There is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Kulbhushan Jadhav. This is an act of premeditated murder. I would caution Pakistan govt to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter,” Sushma Swaraj.

Swaraj said that she has been in constant touch with Jadhav’s family. “He is not just their son, he is the son of the entire country now.,” she said. Meanwhile, Ghulam Nabi asserted that this was not a matter where politics should be played adding that India is united over the issue. Home Minister Rajnath who issued a statement earlier during the day asserted that the government will take all the necessary action and that he was innocent.

Former Indian navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who was arrested in March 2016 was awarded death sentence by a military court on charges of espionage. The opposition members also urged the government to declare Pakistan as the “terror state”,