A Pakistani Army Court sentenced an Indian national, Kulbhushan Jadhav to death today. Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, for his alleged involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) April 10, 2017
Pakistan had sent a dossier about Jadhav in 2016.
Pakistan had also released a confessional video of Jadhav where he had admitted to his role in doing some intelligence gathering for the Indian agencies. A high-level assessment compiled by India’s intelligence agencies had pointed at multiple inconsistencies in the alleged confession video released by Pakistan.
These glaring loopholes will make you question the claims made by the Pakistan army!
A forensic examination of the “confession” video conducted by India’s intelligence agencies also claimed that it has been heavily edited and the audio has been spliced in several places. In fact, if you watch it carefully, Kulbhushan’s facial expressions do not even match with his voice at different points in the video.
If Pakistan had the genuine confession by an Indian agent, as it claims, then was there a need to use a heavily edited version?
Pakistani media reported that Jadhav was picked up on March 3, 2016, but his arrest was announced on March 24. India’s intelligence agencies say a three-week gap between Jadhav’s detention and arrest raises serious doubts that third-degree techniques were used on him to make him record that “confessional video”.
One of the biggest loopholes in Pakistan’s allegations is the claim that Kulbhushan was carrying an Indian passport in the name of Mumbai resident Hussain Mubarak Patel. India’s intelligence agencies argued that NO trained field agent will be stupid enough to carry a passport which links him back to his native country. Especially if he is entering a hostile territory.
If Jadhav was indeed a RAW agent, wouldn’t it be easier for him to carry Pakistani identity papers instead of running the risk of getting caught with an Indian passport? Sources say that this claim itself is a proof that Jadhav was an Indian businessman rather than an undercover agent.
Sarfaraz Bugti, the Home Minister of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, had first announced that Jadhav was picked up from Chaman. However, in the Army’s press conference, the Director General of the Inter Services Public Relations General Asim Bajwa, announced that Jadhav was picked up from Saravan.
Now here’s the deal: Chaman lies in the eastern-most part of Balochistan and is near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, while Saravan is in the south-east of Zahedan and is near the Pakistan- Iran border. Chaman is actually 873 Kilometres away from Savan!
Was it just lack of clarity or were you too eager to pat your back for arresting an “Indian spy”?
Ever since his arrest, Jadhav has been denied consular access. Since March 2016, India had issued at least six note verbales to Pakistan to give consular access to Jadhav, but all in vain. In fact instead of an open trial, he faced a secret trial by military courts in Pakistan which were set up to try terrorists.
Isn’t this enough to indicate that Islamabad was just too eager to destroy any evidence in support of Jadav.
Given the loopholes and the senseless arguments made by the Pakistani Army, how is the decision to hang Jadhav even justifiable? Isn’t Pakistan stooping too low in attacking India through these judicial killings?
Also, how many more lives will it take for them to realise that they have killed enough?
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