Former Indian Naval officer and alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav who was arrested on March 3, 2016 in Balochistan was sentenced to death on April 10. The development has left Indians shell-shocked with most of them terming it as a deliberate act of provocation from the Pakistani government.
According to the press release by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Kulbhushan was awarded death sentence through Field General Court Martial (FGCM). Major General Asif Ghafoor confirmed the news asserting that Kulbhushan was awarded death sentence for “espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.”
In an alleged “confessional video” released by Pakistan, Jadhav confirmed that he was serving as Indian Navy officer which was confirmed by the Indian government. India has claimed that the “confessional video” released by Pakistan has been doctored. Here’s how Twitterati reacted to Khulbhushan’s death sentence:
#KulbhushanJadhav Pakistan has shown the cowardliness by sentencing Indian Kulbhushan Jadhav.
— Arun Dhanta (@officialdhanta) April 10, 2017
— Kalpana Chowdhary (@kalpanadivith) April 10, 2017
they abducted him made a culprit and hanging him now!
we are feeding arrested ISI goons Biryani and beefs in side the jail
— (((KrishnaBaalu))) (@IndusSpirit) April 10, 2017
No proof against Kulbhushan Jadhav but given death penalty. Every proof against Hafiz Sayeed but still roaming free. #PakFacts
— Mahatma Modi (@PKBansall) April 10, 2017
Breaking: Kulbhushan Jadhav, alleged Indian spy, sentenced to death by PAK military court. Does he not deserve an open and fair trial?
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) April 10, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav getting death penalty is a major setback. India must react with all the firepower and warn the consequences to Pakistan.
— पन्ना लाल (@itsmepanna) April 10, 2017
If Kulbhushan Jadhav is hanged; Pakistan will witness some fierce retaliation!
— RaJ__ (@RajHarshraj07) April 10, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav gets a death sentence in Pak. Another Sarabjit in making?
— Joint Ventur (@JointVentur) April 10, 2017
Kulbhushan jadhav is accused of spying and he must hang for this wow pak must change its name into #butcheristan
— Chinmoy Kalita (@Chinmoy98978202) April 10, 2017
Last year, Foreign Advisor to Pakistani’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sartaj Aziz had admitted saying that the government had no conclusive evidence of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s role in any act of espionage.