Parliament today condemned Pakistan for sentencing Kulbhushan Jadhav to death.
Previous Congress MP Shashi Tharoor drafts the resolution that will be scrutinized by the Prime Minister’s Office before being presented by the House.
Tharoor, a former under-secretary general at the United Nations, is known for his comprehensible views on economics, politics and international affairs.He slammed Pakistan for the death sentence to Jadhav and called it an assault on international laws and conventions.
“What Pakistan is doing is not only an assault on India, it is an assault on international laws, international conventions that affect everybody”, Shashi Tharoor spoke out in Lok Sabha.
“The extremely important thing for us is to uphold the principles. Thirteen times this gentleman was denied consular access, which is a basic right. Geneva conventions have been violated by Pakistan. This is an extremely serious matter,” Tharoor said.
Sushma Swaraj, in a strongly-worded speech, warned Pakistan of bad consequences if they execute the death penalty to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been charged by a military court of espionage. He called it a premeditated death and a pre-planned plot against India and Indians.
“There is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Kulbhushan Jadhav. This is an act of intentional murder,” Sushma Swaraj said in Parliament.
Earlier, Congress-led Opposition cornered the government for failing to raise Kulbhushan Jadhav issue with Pakistan. The Prime Minister visited Pakistan but failed to raise Kulbhushan Jadhav issue with his Pakistani counterpart, said Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha.
To this, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the government will do whatever it takes to ensure release of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer who was arrested by Pakistan security forces last year.Nevertheless, the loss has already been done and then here are all the delegates of the parliament, trying to discuss over the lost issues.