Kulbhushan Death Sentence: Rajnath Condemns, Sushma Cautions Pak


New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday issued a stern warning to Pakistan, cautioning them of worst consequences on the bilateral relations if the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav is executed.

Swaraj, making a statement in Rajya Sabha, said the government would do all it can to ensure that Jadhav gets the required legal support to fight his case. “Our position is very clear, there is no evidence of wrongdoing by Kulbhushan Jadhav,” Swaraj said.

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Responding to leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, the External Affairs minister assured the House that the government would not stop at just ensuring Jadhav has the best of lawyers to fight his case in the Pakistan Supreme Court, but that the government of India would go out of its way to ensure he gets the best legal assistance through out. The government will also take up the matter at different levels, an indication that it could raise the matter at the United Nations.

In Lok Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh strongly condemned the sentencing of Jadhav saying the government will do whatever it takes to ensure his life is saved.

On Monday, hours after Pakistan announced the sentencing, India summouned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and issued a demarche terming the sentencing as farcical and warning that if the sentencing were carried out, India would consider it to be premediated murder.