Former Indian Navy Officer Sentenced to Death by Pakistan, India terms it “Murder”

A highly prestigious ranked Indian Navy Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has been sentenced to death by the Pakistan Government. The officer who served Indian Navy has been accused of spying following which the verdict of death sentence was announced by Pakistan.

About the Entire Story

Kulbhushan Jadhav who was serving Indian Navy was arrested by the Pakistan Government on 3rd March the previous year. Accused on the charges of espionage on the orders of RAW which is India’s intelligence agency by Pakistan, the officer has been kept in the captivity in Pakistan since his arrest. Following the arrest, soon a video of confession made by the officer accepting the charges allegated against him was aired by the Pakistan Government which stirred both the nations.

The video confession stated that Jadhav accepts that he was recruited by R&AW in 2013, a decade later when he had established a base in Iran’s Chabahar. He claims he was sent by the Indian Navy to gather domestic intelligence after the Parliament attack in 2001. Accused of the espionage activities against Pakistan and association with RAW, the officer is now on the borderline of life and death.

What Indian Government has to Say ?

Indian Government has expressed a state of grief and shock on the incident. The Government of India though has recognised him to have served Indian Navy as an officer has denied his association with the Indian Government in any form. Going a step further against the move, India has even summoned Pakistan’s envoy Abdul Basit in connection with the verdict. Calling the verdict as “Premeditated Murder”, India urges the Pakistan government to follow basic norms of law and justice in the matter.

To add fuel to the fire, Indian high commission went on to state that they were not informed of the matter by Pakistan officially and they got aware about it from media, which was unacceptable. Clearly expressing agony on the issue, the commission even said that Pakistan Government has denied them to meet the naval officer in captivity by 13 odd times between 25 March 2016 and 31 March 2017 i.e. for about an entire year which invited wrath of many.

Loopholes at the end of Pakistan

Raising suspicions and inviting wrath of many, Pakistan government fails to give possible explanations on following pleas :

  • How was officer present in Pakistan while the arrests were made in Iran last year
  • No formal information about the arrest extended to Indian High Commission
  • Why no access was granted to Indian High Commission to meet the officer in captivity
  • No official records and information exchange between nations
  • Indian Intelligence officials clearly point out several errors in the video testimony
  • It is suspicioned that Jadhav might have been coerced by Pakistan
  • Inadequacy of evidence by Pakistani officials
  • Provision of defending lawyer by Pakistan to the officer seems clearly absurd

The naval officer underwent trials through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under under section 59 of Pakistan Army Act (PAA) 1952 and Section 3 of official Secret Act of 1923 and awarded death sentence as a consequence of it.

The shocking reality seems to have gripped the entire nation bringing forth clear agony and inviting wrath of Indian Nationals. All we hail is peace but when a situation like this demands us to join our hands together against the matter, Wage a War we say !!!

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