Pakistan’s maneuvering against India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case continues. It hasn’t even been a fortnight since Jadhav’s mother and wife were humiliated in Pakistan before allowing them to meet him from across a glass wall. Pakistan has released a fresh video of Jadhav. In this video, Jadhav is seen praising Pakistan and categorically mentioning that he is being treated with utmost dignity and honor in Pakistan and that he has not been harmed in any way. Not only this, Kulbhushan Jadhav describes himself as a commissioned officer of the Indian Navy squarely blames India for scaring his mother and wife. He also mentions that that his mother was very happy upon seeing him in a good shape.
On December 25, when Jadhav’s mother and wife met him in Islamabad, it was widely reported in media that Jadhav’s wife’s sandals were removed and she was asked to remove her Sindoor, Bindi and Bangles before meeting him. There was a glass wall between Jadhav and his family and he interacted with the aid of Intercom. On December 26, India registered strong protest against this shameful behavior even as Pakistan continued to deny charges.
However in this video, Jadhav is seen thanking Pakistan for their ‘nice behavior’ towards him. Jadhav further says that his mother and wife looked scared and seemed as if Indian officers had misbehaved with them in the flight to Pakistan. Jadhav says “when my mother and wife came to Islamabad they were very scared, I don’t know why was that was so? It seemed as if they were shouted at, in the plane.” Not only this, Jadhav goes to the extent of saying that that even after the meeting, Indian officials were shouting at his mother and wife.
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Kulbhushan Jadhav further states that “I am the commissioned officer of the Indian Navy. Why are you (India) lying about me working for intelligence agency? I am not being tortured in Pakistan.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by Pakistan’s military court for alleged involvement in espionage. But against this decision, India approached the international court, where the sentence of hanging was stayed until the next verdict. Pakistan claims that it had arrested Jadhav from Balochistan in March 2016 but India tells it lies. India says that Jadhav was caught by Iran, where he went to do his business.
As per Indian sources and statements, Kulbhushan Jadhav was abducted near the Iran Pakistan border, in March 2016, by Talibani terrorists, who sold him to Pakistani intelligence at Balochistan, after which he was incarcerated, and sentenced to death within three months of the proceedings being opened in the military courts, throwing all legal proceedings out of the window. However India took the matter to International court of justice.
ICJ pronounced an interim order for which it had heard the arguments insofar as the urgency and the gravity of the execution was concerned. Preliminarily, ICJ took the argument of India that being a Co-signee of the Vienna agreement along with Pakistan, the provisions therein mentioned that consular access should have been provided to India, held water. Also, that the sentence of death is a matter of urgency and hence it must be stayed for the meantime. Insofar as the question of maintainability and the jurisdiction is concerned, the ICJ loosely mentioned that such a point of law will be discussed at a later date of hearing. It was after this verdict that Pakistan resorted to the fake humanitarian drama and the shameful treatement of Jadhav’s kin in Pakistan.
It is now proved beyond doubts that Kulbhushan Jadhav may not be in the best of the mental states. That he is being tortured physically and tormented mentally cannot be ruled out either. To make a man testify against his own country while locked up and routinely beaten in an enemy nation is a supreme act of cowardice and for that Pakistan needs to be punished.
The way Pakistan has been boasting about this so called “confession” is shameful, to say the least. This tweet of Major Gaurav Arya sums it up beautifully.
Pak says Kulbhushan Yadav confessed being a RAW spy. Give me a Paki for 2 hrs & he will confess he is a hologram from a Russian satellite.
— Major Gaurav Arya (@majorgauravarya) April 10, 2017