Govt of India must do WHATEVER required to get back officer Kulbhushan Jadhav from Pak
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It is about the news that Pak will be hanging Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav for what they claim is a being a terrorist.Govt now must prevent this from happening rather than shout out loud after Pak does execute him. The statement of the Govt that it will treat the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav as premeditated murder is ominous. It suggests that the Government is not considering any serious measures to save him.
In this, let us go entirely by the claims made by Govt of India in public.
Government says he is a naval officer kidnapped from Iran. Why then have they not gone to the international court of justice for last 13 months or taken other effective action? Government also accepts that one of its retired officers has been kept in illegal custody for 13 months, without the mandatory consular access? Why then has the government not gone to the international court of justice for last 13 months or taken other effective action? Now Pak has announced the decision to hang him. We Indians will simply not allow the Government to continue this inaction any more.
By contrast, look at how energetically the Parliament acted to rescue MP Ravindra Gaikwad from the no-fly list of Air India despite he confessing to beating up an AI staffer repeatedly with his chappals. We Indians will simply not allow you to treat a retired naval officer much worse than a criminal MP. Enough is enough. In the past, the country has noted with grave concern that the government did not approach the International court of justice about the torture and murder of Lt Kalia during the Kargil war.
Look at how the Italians acted positively and vigorously when two of their marines were convicted by the Indian courts. Shouldn't our service personnel expect similar actions by Govt of India, particularly when not guilty?
Please explain why you have not approached the international court of justice till now and please do so immediately. Do what you have to but if Jadhav is innocent, as you say, get him back alive from Pakistan.
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