New Delhi: After the Pakistani military court sentenced former Naval Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav to death has drawn angry reaction among the people of India. Large number of people gathered outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and protested against the Pakistan. The protest is carried out against Pakistan several parts of India such as in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Mumbai, Nagpur.

 

As per the reports  Jadhav’s friends in Mumbai have started a campaign to bring him safely back to home. While speaking to ANI, T Pawar said,”We have started a campaign for release of Jadhav. The government of India needs to toughen its stand and push Pakistan to change its decision.”

Earlier on Tuesday, India issued a stern warning after Pakistan sentenced to death an Indian ‘spy’ caught last year on charges of espionage and waging war against Islamabad.

The ministry, in a press release, said the man identified as Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, was tried and convicted by a military court martial “for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.”

Former Naval Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death in Pakistan

It said he was arrested in the turbulent province of Balochistan in March 2016 and confessed to having been tasked by Indian intelligence agency RAW “to plan, coordinate and organize espionage/sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of law enforcement agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi.”

He was said to be based in the Iranian port city of Chabahar and was arrested on March 3, 2016, after crossing into Balochistan.

Monday, in New Delhi, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to his ministry and handed over a demarche, in which it called the sentence against Jadhav “farcical in the absence of any credible evidence against him.”

“If this sentence against an Indian citizen, awarded without observing basic norms of law and justice, is carried out, the government and people of India will regard it as a case of premeditated murder,” it said.

(With inputs from Angencies)