New Delhi: Sending out a strong message to Pakistan, India on Tuesday warned of serious consequences if authorities there went on to execute Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav on charges of being a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) spy.
Speaking on the matter in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, ”There is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Kulbhushan Jadhav. The charges pressed against him are ridiculous.”
Condemning Pakistan government’s move to award death sentence to him, EAM Swaraj said, ”This is an act of premeditated murder by Pakistan.”
Warning Pakistan, the EAM said, ”I would caution Pakistan govt to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter.”
Calling Kulbhushan Jadhav as Hindustan ka beta, EAM Swaraj said, ”we will go out of the way to save him.”
The entire House is one and is standing with the government in whatever decision it takes, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien assured Sushma Swaraj.
Earlier, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had assured Lok Sabha MPs that the Centre will do everything possible to save Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been awarded death sentence by Pakistan’s military court on charges of being a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) spy.
Speaking in Lok Sabha, Rajnath Singh said, ”The government of India strongly condemns Pakistan’s move to send Kulbhushan Jadhav to gallows on false charges of being a spy.”
The Home Minister claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav had a valid Indian visa and refuted Pakistan’s claims that he was a spy.
Singh further informed the House that the Pakistan government had even denied consular access to Jadhav.