Monday, 17 April 2017

Pakistan: No Diplomatic Access to Kulbhushan Jadhav


ISLAMABAD: Even after all the opposition and threats of India, Pakistan is not ready to leave its nefarious intention on the Kulhushan issue. Pakistan's army has refused to grant diplomatic access to Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav.

A few days ago, India had demanded diplomatic access strongly. Jadhav (46) was awarded death sentence by Field General Court Marshal in the case of alleged espionage. India reacted sharply and warned Pakistan that if Jadhav's "predetermined murder" was executed which could harm bilateral relations.
Pakistani Army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Gafoor told reporters, "Under the law, we can not allow diplomatic access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is involved in espionage." However, Indian officials in New Delhi said that diplomatic access to refusal No information has been given from Pakistan regarding this.


Pakistan has turned India's demand of diplomatic access to Jadhav nearly a dozen times in the last one year. Maj Gen Gafoor said that Jadhav was involved in anti-national activities, so he had to face court martial.

He said, "It was the duty of the army (to catch and punish Jadhav). We did not compromise on this and punished him. We will not compromise on this issue in the future too. "The Army spokesman said that all the legal requirements were met for hearing against Jadhav.
                
                                                        ----Sushmita Jha


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