Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

No pardon for Kulbhushan Jadhav, says Nawaz Sharif

No pardon for Kulbhushan Jadhav, says Nawaz Sharif

"It is significant that our high commission was not even informed that Jadhav was being brought to trial", read the demarche handed to Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit.

India Tuesday warned Pakistan to consider the "consequences" on their ties if Kulbhushan Jadhav is hanged in the alleged espionage case and vowed to go "out of the way" to save him amid an outrage in this country.

About his fake passport and identity, Baglay said, "We can not ascertain anything since we did not have any consular access. The so-called legal process done by Pakistan was opaque", Baglay stated.

"Consular access is not provided across the board, let us remember that", he maintained.

The charges he faced included spying for India, working against Pakistan's integrity, sponsoring terrorism in the country and attempting to destabilise the state.

"Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran and taken to Pakistan", India claims. "We had made 13 requests for the consular access, but it was denied by the Pakistan", MEA official spokesperson Gopal Baglay told the media here.

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Pakistan hasn't communicated with India about where or in what condition Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav+ is, the external affairs ministry (MEA) said today. A year has passed but the Pakistan government has also not shared with us any details about his condition or whereabouts.

On Monday, April 10 Indian RAW agent Kulbushan was awarded death sentence through FGCM by Pakistan Army for carrying out sabotage activities in Karachi and Balochistan.

Asked about Jadhav possessing a fake passport under an assumed name, of Hussein Mubarak Patel, Baglay said that they had not seen the passport.

Notably, the ex-Indian Navy officer was arrested on March, 2016.

In Parliament, the government as well as the opposition saw the capital punishment as an attempt to defame India and to deflect the attention of the global community from Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. A Field General Court Martial awarded the death sentence to Jadhav and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed it.

Earlier, India sent out a stern message to Pakistan with the Parliament strongly condemning the Pakistan military court's verdict sentencing Jadhav to death on charges of spying.

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