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India will go out of its way to save Jadhav from death row: Swaraj

Updated Apr 12, 2017 07:59am

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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured lawmakers that New Delhi would go "out of its way" to save sentenced spy Kulbhushan Jadhav from death row in Pakistan, according to Indian media reports.

Calling Jadhav "a son of India", Swaraj issued a warning to Pakistan saying, "I would caution the Pakistani government to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter."

"Our position is very clear, there is no evidence of wrongdoing by Kulbhushan Jadhav," Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament.

"This is an act of premeditated murder," she said, referring to the death sentence handed to the Indian spy by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) on Monday.

Swaraj assured parliamentarians that the government would not stop at just ensuring Jadhav has the best of lawyers to fight his case in the Supreme Court, but would "go out of the way to save him".

When asked by a lawmaker if the government would fight Jadhav's case in the Pakistani apex court, Swaraj said: "We will do more. We will take it up with the president [Mamnoon Hussain]," The Hindu reported.

The Indian minister of external affairs, Swaraj, alleged that Jadhav was awarded the death sentence on "concocted charges".

"Jadhav was doing a business in Iran and he was abducted and taken to Pakistan. We sought consular access, but were denied," she claimed. "He is innocent. They [Pakistan] seek through him to cast aspersions in India to hide their own role in terror."

Explore: Who is Kulbhushan Jadhav?

The lower house of the Indian parliament, the Lok Sabha, was united in condemning Jadhav's sentence.

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh, addressing the Lok Sabha, said: "I condemn it [Jadhav's death sentence] as an illegal act against the norms of the rule of law and international convention."

"Whatever has to be done to do justice with Kulbhushan will be done by the government," he added.

Jadhav's arrest and trial

Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, through a counter-intelligence operation in Balochistan's Mashkel area for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Monday.

Although the accused had been provided with a defending officer as per legal provisions, according to ISPR, Pakistan had turned down India's request seeking consular access to Jadhav last year due to his involvement in "subversive activities" in the country.

Jadhav was tried by the FGCM under Section 59 of the PAA and Section 3 of the official Secret Act of 1923, the statement said.

Jadhav confessed before a magistrate and court that he was tasked by Indian spy agency Research and Analysis wing to plan, coordinate and organise espionage and sabotage activities seeking to destabilise and wage war against Pakistan through impeding the efforts of law enforcement agencies for the restoration of peace in Balochistan and Karachi, the ISPR said.

Following the announcement, India summoned Pakistan's High Commissioner to New Delhi Abdul Basit on Monday and handed over a demarche saying, "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."

Dawn reported that Jadhav now has 40 days to file an appeal against the FGCM in the army’s court of appeal, according to retired Col Inamur Rahim, a military law expert.

In case the appeal court upholds the FGCM verdict, Jadhav would have the opportunity to seek mercy from the army chief and the president of Pakistan.

Simultaneously, Col Inam said, the convict could approach a high court if he felt that due process was not observed during his trial and his fundamental rights as an accused were not fulfilled.

Experts view the military's announcement about Jadhav's trial and prosecution as an unprecedented move, viewing it as a strong message to India as well as other foreign intelligence agencies.

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The Observer Apr 11, 2017 11:59am

Let's see

Proud indian Apr 11, 2017 12:00pm

and whole worlds know the commitment of Sushma Swaraj

Anurag Gautam Apr 11, 2017 12:02pm

Here come the lionesses roaring loud and clear!!

satya Apr 11, 2017 12:05pm

That's how we do it. Loud and pretty clear.

Khan Apr 11, 2017 12:06pm

Indians are in house lions nothing else!!!

Avidreader Apr 11, 2017 12:08pm

Yes...the Lioness is in.....better be careful

SUV Apr 11, 2017 12:09pm

We will defend each and every indian

Son of mother india Apr 11, 2017 12:09pm

I urge both sides to deal with any of the situations carefully and wisely...

saudagar Apr 11, 2017 12:15pm

As an indian i expect diplomatic assertiveness in every action taken by both countries !

Samir lone Apr 11, 2017 12:19pm

@Anurag Gautam yes! What a roar!! So scary!

Raza Farooqi-NY Apr 11, 2017 12:19pm

Relations are already bad. Can't go more bad.

Viking Star Apr 11, 2017 12:20pm

Why are Indians meddling in "internal" affairs of Pakistan? And if they do, why they object to Pakistan voicing concerns on atrocities going on in India?

Shahbaz Ahmed Apr 11, 2017 12:23pm

save him...........if u can.... ;)

Proud to be an Indian Kashmiri Apr 11, 2017 12:24pm

I am proud of you, Ma'am. Respect from Kashmir.

SAT Apr 11, 2017 12:24pm

Act before it is too late. Big nations do not take shortcuts in dealing with other big nations.

Ashok Apr 11, 2017 12:32pm

This is why Modi Sarkar is so different than Manmohan sarkar.

Pakistani Apr 11, 2017 12:34pm

India should have considered the consequences before sending him.

D Apr 11, 2017 12:35pm

The punishment is awarded under the constitution. Thee nothing to challenge. All that can be done is to appeal against the verdict in Supreme Court of Pakistan. Rest these empty roars shall be in waste.

Zubair Apr 11, 2017 12:35pm

and you will lose.

Shawn Apr 11, 2017 12:38pm

What about normal fisher man that get stuck in jail for yrs and die they are not important but he is what does this say?

DK Apr 11, 2017 12:40pm

"I would caution the Pakistani government to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter."

Ma'am which relationship??????

Zak Apr 11, 2017 12:41pm

She is performing her job.Inside she know they can do nothing.

apoorva Apr 11, 2017 12:41pm

I don't understand, why an Indian spy will carry Indian passport that too without a visa

Saif zulfiqar Apr 11, 2017 12:45pm

@Ashok, During Manmohan Sarkar everything was quite. The problems between two countries started after inexperienced government of Modi came to power. India is going to regret for voting BJP.

Aly Apr 11, 2017 12:45pm

He took so many lives. He has to be punsihed

shafiq u rehman Apr 11, 2017 12:45pm

India is already out of its way, what else she want to do.

Anuj Apr 11, 2017 12:56pm

@Saif zulfiqar talk for yourself, its the best govt we ever had.

Ayan Apr 11, 2017 12:58pm

I wonder do we have any bilateral relations?

Hemant Sharma Apr 11, 2017 12:58pm

@DK She is talking about consequences because many pakistani spies are in Official and un-official custody of Indian agencies in India and in Nepal

TAriq Apr 11, 2017 01:00pm

This is not a mere caution by Indian state-woman, we all Pakistanis perfectly knows how much Indians had been doing in past and will do in future against Pakistan for their notorious goals. Thanks for confirming the alleged spy crimes.

Ali Asghar Apr 11, 2017 01:01pm

@Proud to be an Indian Kashmiri 6% turnover in election in Indian Occupied Kashmir is a clear indication of how many Kashmiris are proud of India.

Good guy... Apr 11, 2017 01:04pm

They should know the consequences before sending him to Pakistan...

Mujtaba Apr 11, 2017 01:04pm

Doing business in Iran with a fake name on Passport ?

Puja Apr 11, 2017 01:06pm

We have the right to defend our citizen.We all Indians are committed to do that.

Sameer Apr 11, 2017 01:06pm

India needs to know what Jahdev jas revealed to Pk intelligence. Even so, a good move owning their citizen.

Muhammad zafar iqbal Apr 11, 2017 01:07pm

If the spy man has remained involved in conducting and masterminding subversive activities in Pakistan which resulted lost of precious human lives of innocent Pakistani people, he must be met with his fate irrespective to the hue and cry made by the Indians , Pakistan's is sovereign country not the colony of India who can dictate us what to do or what is not .

Junaid anwar Apr 11, 2017 01:07pm

everyone knows what kind of relations we have with india , what worse can happen. UN should interven

FRANKENSTEIN Apr 11, 2017 01:09pm

do we have any sort of bilateral Relations?

Umar Apr 11, 2017 01:09pm

@Shawn you have a very valid and important point the Indians have taken the bait he must be very high up in the espionage ladder

AFGHANI Apr 11, 2017 01:12pm

Dont play with fire!

mumtaz Apr 11, 2017 01:12pm

@Saif zulfiqar - maybe ur media tells u that, on the other side of the border, the feeling is very different.

Ramal Khan Apr 11, 2017 01:13pm

There comes the double standard face of India. A pers involved in terrorism and caught red handed in Pakistan becomes a son of India !!!!!

irfan shamim farooqui Apr 11, 2017 01:17pm

"Our position is very clear, there is no evidence of wrongdoing by Kulbhushan Jadhav," Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament.

ok....then what this guy doing in Pakistan since so long.

shah g Apr 11, 2017 01:17pm

"Jadhav was doing a business in Iran and he was abducted and taken to Pakistan."we know well what business he was doing. He has confessed to his crime. Go check on youtube. We dont want those so called bilateral relationship!

Sid Apr 11, 2017 01:18pm

The fact that India is willing to go out of its way for this guy, is in itself an admission that he was a spy for them... I'm sure there are many other i Indians in Pakistani jails who aren't getting the same treatment from the Indian government..

Personally I don't think he will be hanged. He might be kept in jail for many years and eventually released as part of a prisoner exchange... well I hope that's what happens

Faraz janjua Apr 11, 2017 01:19pm

See his confession on youtube. That should be enough. They've been behind sabotage of pak since a while now. And how would the indian government deal with such a situation. They catch pigeons pak catches actual spies

Hasnain Tariq Apr 11, 2017 01:22pm

Pakistan is a Sovereign state and knows how to deal with their enemies and spies. Good decision by PM Nawaz Sharif.

BNJ Apr 11, 2017 01:23pm

This is the difference between a Congress government and a Nationalist government.

negative effect Apr 11, 2017 01:36pm

Pakistan belives that it will not have any negative effect on India-Pakistan relationship, which is really wrong.

Irfan_Sydney Apr 11, 2017 01:39pm

I can guarantee you that if the death penalty was waived then the consequences would be far worse. Pakistan's whole population is behind their army. There is nothing worse than the terrorism on Pakistani streets which we experienced thanks to such foreign sources. There will NOT be a compromise on Kulbhushan Jadhav. Full stop.

Satyameva Jayate Apr 11, 2017 01:41pm

Foreigners cannot be tried in Military Courts. They should be tried in open public courts, like Dr. Aafia Siddqui was tried in the USA.

Hassan ashraf Apr 11, 2017 01:43pm

As if we already had a good relationship.

Afridi Apr 11, 2017 01:45pm

If we forget Dr. Afia in American jail, it doesn't mean everyone in the world will forget how their citizens are treated. no matter, what kalboshan did, india voice for him is a lesson for us to stand for Dr. Afia.

Salih Apr 11, 2017 01:49pm

1st the Indian Govt denied he was Indian, now they are making noise. Pak and India were never good and will never good so in future. Your ministers claiming expedition like Kubushan and when Pak caught them and hang them you will make noise. Let see what you can do, like your isolation plan.

Pravin Apr 11, 2017 01:50pm

@Saif zulfiqar dont you see just one month Back result of BJP performance in the largest state of India (UP) it was 315 out of 404 which never happened in history.

Raj KUMAR Apr 11, 2017 01:50pm

@Ali Asghar 2 years back it was 68% turnout,so why the demand for Azadi now and only by a particular community.

sam-Here Apr 11, 2017 01:52pm

@Zak we will see.

Sky Hawk Apr 11, 2017 01:53pm

@Proud indian And The whole world knows The professionalism, discipline, bravery and strong determination of Pakistan Army to defeat terrorism at all cost. Pakistan Army Zinda Baad.

oki Apr 11, 2017 01:55pm

The Truth is that India has left no "bilateral relations" that might be at stake. This is precisely why we should have been playing cricket and holding dialogues earlier, so that if something like this comes up, there would be a "relationship" at stake. Now there is nothing at stake.

Salih Apr 11, 2017 01:56pm

@Puja Same apply here mate. We Pakistani are reciprocating that.

Dr Misbah London Apr 11, 2017 01:57pm

@apoorva he will especially if it has a Muslim name on the ppt. So how come India knows him by another name. What does that prove?

Alexey Apr 11, 2017 02:02pm

Now we have your attention, don't we?

I wish you had shown the same commitment to bilateral ties these past few months when it was really needed.

Prespective Apr 11, 2017 02:04pm

Wasn't that last time they fooled their entire Indians for "Surgical Strike"... I wonder

Mirza Apr 11, 2017 02:04pm

India does not feel ashamed to protect terrorist as state policy

Lone wolf Apr 11, 2017 02:05pm

@Ali Asghar : Glad to read that you know that there is something called as an election.

oki Apr 11, 2017 02:07pm

@Raj KUMAR - Why you ask? Ever heard of a certain "pallet gun" sir?

messenger of peace Apr 11, 2017 02:10pm

If Pakistan is a peace-loving country wanting friendship with India then its good for it to release Kulbushan Jadhav to India and show to the world community that its the messenger of peace. Pakistan soft power will improve if he is released safely to India. People of India will respect Pakistan and its people if he is released safely to India.

majid Apr 11, 2017 02:11pm

This is the time to give peace a "chance",,,,,simply convert his death sentence into life imprisonment.

N.S Apr 11, 2017 02:11pm

India will go out of way...let's start with a dialogue on bilateral relations and Kashmir issue.

Kamran Apr 11, 2017 02:15pm

Ha! Not happening! We punish criminals as per our laws.

Hassan ashraf Apr 11, 2017 02:17pm

There is no evidence better than a confession.

Sach Apr 11, 2017 02:17pm

My lady Suddenly you seem worried about biletarel relations

strange

Sky Hawk Apr 11, 2017 02:18pm

@Mirza Yes, shame om India for protecting and supporting terrorists as state policy.

Anusri Tripathi Apr 11, 2017 02:21pm

Good going India Pakistan. Carry on. When will these two countries grow up?

Akram Apr 11, 2017 02:25pm

Ms Swaraj, this is not Bollywood

Leo Apr 11, 2017 02:32pm

@Kamran : yes that's well known.

JaiHind Apr 11, 2017 02:37pm

@Ali Asghar ... I want to meet the BRAVE 6% who turned out for voting even after grave threats from the separatists. Had there been no threats, the turnout would have been in the range of 65% to 75% at par (or better than) rest of India. Kindly keep note of this.

azadi dil ki Apr 11, 2017 02:40pm

Look one day you too comes to India for business, tourism, medical or family union, if at all the security forces wrongly picked you and forced you to admit has PAKISTANI SPY what on earth can saves you. Nothing.... Seeing Jadhav's confection on you tube may not be true because he might have forced to say those words. THESE THINGS CAN HAPPEN TO ANY INNOCENT PEOPLE OF BOTH SIDES BORDER. So, before giving death sentence you must remember of one thing.... He too have family. Whether Indian or Pakistani does not count. Humanity counts.

Hk Apr 11, 2017 02:44pm

Very interesting, that Mr. Y doing business in Iran. Have to ask, what BUSINESS?

Ishtiaq Ahmed Apr 11, 2017 02:48pm

@Puja Do you have the right to defend Indians who are behind terrorist activities on Pak soil?

Naqeeb Apr 11, 2017 02:50pm

Criminal should be punished whether it's in Pakistan or India

India should know its Pakistan not Bangladesh or Myanmar

Shahryar Shirazi Apr 11, 2017 02:51pm

Ms Suaraj, the guys name is Yadav or Patel ? If it is Patel, why is his family calling him Yadav ? And if it is Yadav, why does his passport call him Patel ? If his name is Patel, why is his accent like a Yadav ?

Tanny Apr 11, 2017 02:51pm

India must realiise that Pakistan is a reality and is a party to the Kashmir issue. Thus all three parties including india pakistan and kasmiris need to sit around the table and talk. Otherwise this stalemate will continue and innocent people kasminris will continue dying and there will not be peace.

Akram Apr 11, 2017 02:52pm

What can you actually do apart from killing a few civilians at the LoC? Why not carry out another surgical strike to raise your people's morale.

ishfaq ahmed bughio Apr 11, 2017 02:53pm

@apoorva Same like you presented Ajmal Kasab was having Pakistan documents.Though he was from India.

Shahryar Shirazi Apr 11, 2017 02:53pm

@Satyameva Jayate "Foreigners cannot be tried in Military Courts. They should be tried in open public courts, like Dr. Aafia Siddqui was tried in the USA."

Mr Modi and Hafiz Saeed both were acquitted off their respective crimes against humanity by the court.

Princess_of_DHUMP Apr 11, 2017 02:54pm

What bilateral relationship?

Aaron parayil Apr 11, 2017 02:54pm

@Ali Asghar Well when people are going and destroying stuff, would you go to cast a vote?

PINK PANTHER Apr 11, 2017 02:54pm

If he is innocent change, why did he change his name and got a fake passport? Perhaps the Indian FM and others could answer this one simple question - never mind anything else.

Osayed Rehman Apr 11, 2017 02:54pm

Going out of the way means abducting innocent Pakistani citizens just like they recently abducted our retired army officer...

Shahryar Shirazi Apr 11, 2017 02:54pm

@JaiHind "I want to meet the BRAVE 6% who turned out for voting even after grave threats from the separatists"

Until yesterday, your media was reporting 40% turn out. Anyways, FYI, these 6% primarily are the left over Kashimiri Pundits who went to vote, or people like Farooq and Umar Abdullah

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Apr 11, 2017 02:56pm

@Anusri Tripathi Thank you for the sane words. I'm also praying for this behavior to end.

May he return safely home safely humanity first before border/religion, let this be the end of hostilities between us two brothers.

I pray that one day I can meet my friends from India and welcome them in Sindh and we meditate together our Holy Sindh desert a place where it all started for India, also I pray that one day I can go and see my Indian family and pray together at my Sai Baba's temple in Maharashtra whose words gives me so much peace.

Kya yaar kab tak yeh India Pakistan arguments? Bus dil rota hai yeh dekh kar.

India Pakistan Blood Brothers 4 Life!

Shahryar Shirazi Apr 11, 2017 02:56pm

@azadi dil ki "So, before giving death sentence you must remember of one thing.... He too have family." Perhaps the only sensible comment from across the border. I agree with you he too has family. Don't worry not a single Indian spy has been hanged in Pakistan before.

dynamite Apr 11, 2017 02:57pm

@Pakistani India should have considered the consequences before sending him.

Pakistan should have considered the consequences before abducting him!

Adil Jadoon Apr 11, 2017 02:57pm

@Avidreader or what will she do? There are no relations between the 2 countries.

Waqas Apr 11, 2017 02:57pm

Nothing is going to be worse in already worst bilateral ties. Justice must be served.

kuNAL MAJUMDAR Apr 11, 2017 02:59pm

I hope Pakistan has done its homework before taking such a call.

Adil Jadoon Apr 11, 2017 03:00pm

@irfan shamim farooqui on a fake passport, this actually proves he works for RAW. India does not care about all its fishermen rotting in prison.

Kabilan Apr 11, 2017 03:00pm

Warned clearly ! Its for Pak to proceed ! Please remember its Modi Government and will go to whichever extent it requires !

Tunda thakur Apr 11, 2017 03:01pm

The so called lioness should save her breath for countries like Bangladesh or Myanmar. This is Pakistan, we do what's in our national interest and if this guy is a spy (a fact pretty evident) and is responsible for unrest and deaths of our civilians then he must face the consequences. The lioness can roar as much as she likes

Chinmaya mishra Apr 11, 2017 03:01pm

@Raza Farooqi-NY : It is not more bad. It is "worse".

Pathanay Khan Apr 11, 2017 03:02pm

@SUV "We will defend each and every indian" Except Indian minorities that is

Rehan Apr 11, 2017 03:04pm

@Zak you don't know Sushma Swaraj then, she doesn't say anything just like that....wait and watch

pashtoon Apr 11, 2017 03:04pm

We don't care your consequences do what you can do then you will see reaction

realist Apr 11, 2017 03:05pm

India has refused to have a working relationship with Pakistan since Modi came into power, so what relationship is she on about?

Majid Apr 11, 2017 03:05pm

So much for the peace in the region by defending a self-confessed terrorist.

Casper Apr 11, 2017 03:06pm

name one person doing business on either side?

under current circumstances who would be fool enough to take such initiatives.

Meera R Apr 11, 2017 03:06pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN - Imtiaz bhaijaan, i agree with you. who knows when this fight and tit for tat will stop. in the interim, innocents from both the countries die. Sad story going on for the last 70 years.

Ali Apr 11, 2017 03:07pm

When the surgical strikes happened last year, there were questions everywhere for proof, I'm surprised there have been no questions this time? Why not show proof to the world? It will only strengthen the narrative.

toda. Apr 11, 2017 03:08pm

wake up and smell the coffee it is real life not bollywood thriller that you can just do whatever you please

Taimoor khan Apr 11, 2017 03:08pm

Whole Indian state apparatus is backing this terrorist. This vindicates Pakistan stance that it not facing some rag tag terrorists but proper state sponsored terrorism from India.

Hasan Apr 11, 2017 03:09pm

The more noise India makes, more the issue will be in international media and hence bad name for India plus more pressure on India. India is playing ugly games by funding and supporting anti Pakistan elements in Afghanistan and Bangladesh and funding terrorists and trying to isolate Pakistan. Now India will come to table to save its agent.

Farishta Apr 11, 2017 03:10pm

Before being Indians and Pakistanis we are human beings. If it is proven that a person has killed innocent people at the behest of politicians (whatever side it is) should be given exemplary punishment. Please don't support killers of innocent people, who in this very case, appeared to by an Indian. It could be a Pakistani too and had this been the case, should be given same punishment.

Tayyab Apr 11, 2017 03:11pm

@Anurag Gautam & pretty empty too.

RAJ Apr 11, 2017 03:11pm

@Samir lone tell that to the Pakistanis she rescued from Middle East.

Abdul Rehman Apr 11, 2017 03:12pm

@oki : India has left no "bilateral relations" that might be at stake..

Indus water next.. slowly turn up the heat..

RRS Apr 11, 2017 03:14pm

In the first instant they denied about him, after seeing the evidence then accpeted but said what ever he was doing was on his own. Then his naval card and complete cofessional statement recording was produced as evidence and then again they were clean bowled. Now it will be the fourth time they will change their stance.

Rehman Apr 11, 2017 03:15pm

If he is guilty, he should be punished. But the one thing I don't understand is why our Government and Military refusing Indian consular access to him, despite the Indian Government requesting for this. That is against all international norms. Even the worst criminals are provided consular access when their country of origin asks for it. I recall when Ajmal Kasab was found guilty after the Mumbai shootings, he was provided consular access by the Indians, although our government refused to avail of it. If we don't provide this man consular access, internationally they may cast aspersions on the genuineness of our case.

Haroon Apr 11, 2017 03:15pm

If he was on business trip, how come his name was Hussain mabarik. I would ask which business is done on border. Blatant liar. Must be ashamed of their wrongdoings in pk.

kifayat Apr 11, 2017 03:15pm

jadhva confes in the video that he was working for india gov. in karachi and that Home minister saying that he was doing business in iran and he was taken away from their.

harris Apr 11, 2017 03:16pm

My indian bhais.... isA WE EXIST, WE BREATHE & WE WILL NOT FADE AWAY...

Rigour Apr 11, 2017 03:16pm

A simple question: Why was this poor businessman named MUBARAK HUSSAIN PATEL on his passport?

Hameed khan Apr 11, 2017 03:18pm

We are against death penalty of Jhadav.

Muhammad Ali Apr 11, 2017 03:20pm

Pakistan should negotiate and try to use Kulbhushan as leverage instead of executing and provoking India.

Sky Hawk Apr 11, 2017 03:22pm

Sushma Sawaraj must know Kulbhushan is not a pigeon.

Gopi Kumar Apr 11, 2017 03:25pm

India must not let this happen at any cost.

VECTRA Apr 11, 2017 03:25pm

Tough time ahead as India warned of going out of its way.What action India will take us still unclear but still a cause of concern.

Liberal Apr 11, 2017 03:25pm

Why didnt he was allowed consular access where India gives it to every Pakistani caught on Indian soil ? Something fishy ?

Dil Dil Pakistan Apr 11, 2017 03:26pm

This is proved india will never becomes Pakistan friend only enemy.A Spy without any lligle documents got caught and Confessd he is Working for Raw and involved in terrorism activites inside Pakistan.Now india is threating Pakistan.What is this ???

Tanny Apr 11, 2017 03:27pm

Please in India are being killed for slaughtering cows for food. The current government supports this because its Muslims that are being killed. God knows how many many people have been killed in Pakistan by Yadevs actions. But of course India will go out of its way to save him because he is a "son of India".

Sarai alamgir Apr 11, 2017 03:29pm

Simple question to all my Indian readers, why was he using a muslim name on his passport, if he was doing business in Iran, i rest my case.

Anwar Ahmad Khan Apr 11, 2017 03:29pm

@apoorva , yes this is the main question that resolve the fact of his being of activities in Blochistan province of Pakistan.

Dil Dil Pakistan Apr 11, 2017 03:30pm

Iranian Govt also involved Pakistan also protest to.iran as well

asif khan Apr 11, 2017 03:30pm

Under Modi sahib Govt ,there has been no relation between India and Pakistan.Way to Go PAKISTAN

awan Apr 11, 2017 03:30pm

you can not bully Pakistan. Mind it. The World knows the terrorist activities funded by india in Pakistan, a thoughtful indian also knows that... there should be no mercy.Good decision by the Pakistani government.

Lets have Peace Apr 11, 2017 03:31pm

@SAIF ZULFIQARABOUT "During Manmohan Sarkar everything was quite. The problems between two countries started after inexperienced government of Modi came to power" That's how Sarabjeet Singh was murdered. Modi came to power because the moderates are loosing hope of any peace from Pakistan. These actions from Pakistan will keep making right wing in India stronger. Both countries have spies and that is not even a question here. Pakistan had the option of indefinitely keeping him in the jail till they could gather evidence and prosecute him appropriately. You don't give death sentences to make statement. If Aziz made a statement that there was no actionable evidence so it is very likely there was none and none was shared anyway in media, so all this was done to make a statement.

JUnaid Apr 11, 2017 03:31pm

She is not worried about him punishing in Pakistan, they are more worried if they don't stand for this spy what message will go to the remaining spies in the world she is just re assuring them.

Miltin Apr 11, 2017 03:31pm

@messenger of peace I accept your approach. Let us get it right. It is for India to admit that Pak authorities have got it right. Once that is done the President of Pakistan may use his power of mercy. But if Indian authority indulges in jingoism then where are the facts and justice !

At the moment nobody knows the facts as the court did. Now if India stops playing the victim card the question arises ! How do they know of the real determining facts ? The evidence the court heard .There are a few steps before the sentence is considered valid. Who knows what will happen in the course of procedure. India must not start threatening the neighbour just to show that they are a big power. Justice matters and I am sure it will prevail.

VCR Apr 11, 2017 03:33pm

@irfan shamim farooqui he was in Iran when got caught...get your facts right.

Mohan Apr 11, 2017 03:34pm

@PINK PANTHER

Whatever the name, he is having Indian passport along with him

syed Daniyal Ahmed Apr 11, 2017 03:35pm

We will not get anything out of hanging Kulbhushan. The most sensible approach would be to trade him form the innocent people held in the Indian prisons for many years.

saad Apr 11, 2017 03:38pm

What bilateral relations? India has blocked all relations with Pakistan. It is in Pakistan's prerogative to protect itself from foreign espionage. It is well known that foreign powers have spurred and funded violence in Pakistan. Sons and daughters have perished, this should also be taken into consideration when passing judgment against the instigators of fasaad.

AB Uzair Apr 11, 2017 03:40pm

"I would caution the Pakistani government to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter."

As if the two countries do have a bilateral relationship ....

Samir,India Apr 11, 2017 03:45pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Love your thoughts brother!

IRFAN CHISHTI Apr 11, 2017 03:45pm

Madam: do not worry Pakistan will certainly be proceeding with its decision.

shaikh Apr 11, 2017 03:47pm

Come to the Court. That's what we want actually.

Irfan_Sydney Apr 11, 2017 03:47pm

@VCR "he was in Iran when got caught...get your facts right. " So you are suggesting Iran allows its tourists to be arrested by Pakistani Police or Army and Iran doesn't even protests when other countries kidnap their tourists ? Even if it was a kidnap, there was no Iranian protest. Iran has been cooperating with Pakistan on this issue and not a single word of protest? Now , who has to get his facts right ?

Asif Apr 11, 2017 03:48pm

Oh we are very scared.

akram Apr 11, 2017 03:48pm

@Miltin threatening the neighbor just to show that they are a big power rightly said big power or not we are an independent country external attack will cause india harm they know its not possible internal attack will lead to more spy being punished dont talk attitude needs to end spy death sentence is the way to go

AXH Apr 11, 2017 03:48pm

There are virtually no bilateral relations between Pakistan and India.

BAXAR Apr 11, 2017 03:51pm

@Liberal "India gives it to every Pakistani caught on Indian soil ? " So Ajmal Kasab was not Pakistani!!

s shahid Apr 11, 2017 03:51pm

This is a clear evidence of state sponsored terrorism by India against its neighbor. Yet our week and corrupt government has failed to make their case to international community. Pathetic governance.

Wajid Hussain Apr 11, 2017 03:53pm

This should send a strong message to RAW agents to get the hell out of Pakistan because this army will not spare any terrorists.

Logical Apr 11, 2017 03:56pm

She is not helping the case of Kulbushan Yadhav.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 03:57pm

'Experts view the military's announcement about Jadhav's trial and prosecution as an unprecedented move, viewing it as a strong message to India as well as other foreign intelligence agencies.'

Get the message and don't do it again.

Roofi Apr 11, 2017 03:58pm

Relax everyone. Nothing is gonna happen. It's all nationalist jingoism from both countries. There are no winners here only loosers. Punishing him won't solve anything. Neither saving him will make Pakistan and India fast friends. Both nations need to see it past their present myopic view point. If he has killed innocent children, men and women then Indians should themselves demand his punishment. After all a life is a life, may it of other nation or your own brother, isn't it? And if he has been framed then Pakistanis will do well to give him a fair trial. I would recommend getting a third neutral party some arbitrators as stakes are high on both sides. Peace for all. Grow up both countries and stop fighting like 2 idiots.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 03:58pm

Calling Jadhav "a son of India", Swaraj

Such strong sentiments, to save him at all cost. So you admit he is a spy.

Ammu Apr 11, 2017 04:00pm

@Afridi well said agree with u

Zak Apr 11, 2017 04:02pm

@Anurag Gautam and here comes the real Lion roaring even louder;

'Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday called on India to 'wake up', and warned New Delhi that: "You are losing Kashmir."

It's already lost. Now talk will be about transition of IOK into Pakistan federation.

Khan Ka Sipahi Apr 11, 2017 04:02pm

Nothing will happen. Remember when Pakistan army decided no one can dares to undo it.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 04:03pm

@satya and no one cares, pretty loud and clear. Don't be a naughty boy and Pakistan won't punish you.

Shivaji Apr 11, 2017 04:03pm

Iron lady in action. Bravo

kareez Apr 11, 2017 04:04pm

Don't see how does this benefit Pakistan. The only relation we need to normalize is with India to achieve stability and long term peace, we can pretend but we know anyone else is a side show and peace with India will make us prosper exponentially more than we can do with anyone incl. China. We atleast need to look just and the statement from NSA and a quick decision from FMG is making it look not legit even if the due process was followed. Lets stop pretending that "India" is like this or that or for that matter Pakistan. There are exetermes on both sides and they will not let us achieve peace. Its the peace loving Indians and Pakistanis who will bring the peace some day, and that is the India we should care about and vice versa.

Khan Ka Sipahi Apr 11, 2017 04:06pm

We released Chandu Babulal Chohan on humanitarian basis. But we won't release KulBhushan, because he's a spy and he had confessed it by himself. Justice will be served

Zak Apr 11, 2017 04:06pm

Calling Jadhav "a son of India", Swaraj issued a warning to Pakistan saying, "I would caution the Pakistani government to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter."

So your warning us, we won't be friends-ooohhh, How sad! That means no more sending terrorist spies into Pakistan, no Loc violations, no funding Taliban, and Saarc will happen. Yuk! Just let's leave it as it is.

mhs Apr 11, 2017 04:06pm

what bilateral relations are you talking about

Zak Apr 11, 2017 04:07pm

@Son of mother india I urge India to come clean and admit this terrorist was a spy and india is funding terrorism in Baluchistan. Then india should beg pakistan to spare this murderer.

iqbal a. malik Apr 11, 2017 04:07pm

@Proud to be an Indian Kashmiri , you supposed to be proud because Indian Gov't bringing Hindus from the other parts of India setting them in Muslims land, providing them houses and jobs, so you are rightly proud. My objection is don't say proud Kashmiri\, say the truth proud Hindu.

Mukesh Kumar Apr 11, 2017 04:08pm

@Rehman well said

Qaisar Apr 11, 2017 04:09pm

@Puja but you do not have any right to spy in another country. If you do so you will be punished hard.

Raja Farhat Abbas Apr 11, 2017 04:11pm

@Zak ...Very well said my brother.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 04:12pm

@saudagar ..only assertiveness is to stop sending indian armed forces terrorists into pakistan. This man helped us catch the entire RAW network in Karachi and Baluchistan.

Raja Farhat Abbas Apr 11, 2017 04:12pm

@Shivaji ...Who cares?!!!.

Atticus from india Apr 11, 2017 04:24pm

Appreciate her taking a stand. Only clear conscience can take a brave stand.

M. Siddique Apr 11, 2017 04:24pm

Madam Sawaraj, can you please explain what business he was doing in Iran? He confessed to what business he was doing sitting in Iran and frequently entering Pakistan. You have right to defend him in the Supreme Court. Warnings won't help anyone.

ObServer Apr 11, 2017 04:24pm

@Shawn Which fisherman has been awarded death penalty in a military court?

ObServer Apr 11, 2017 04:29pm

@Salih India never denied he is an Indian and sought consular access. Where you get this information from?

gungo Apr 11, 2017 04:29pm

Why don't u talk to Pakistan and try to find a solution? Threatening Pakistan would solve the matter? No just no.

kashmiri Apr 11, 2017 04:31pm

Jadav must be punished for coordinating terrorism in Pakistan. People like him from indian armed forces have brought terrorism to our kashmir nation as well. When will india remain in their own country and leave neighbours alone.

Adeel Apr 11, 2017 04:39pm

India has been badly exposed in front of the international media where all the evidence provided, this is not the first time that we have caught your Agents but we have done in the past like Sarabjeet who killed 35 people

Balaji Apr 11, 2017 04:40pm

@Irfan_Sydney Well you are in Sydney making your statement irrelevant.

priyank Apr 11, 2017 04:42pm

sushma swaraj got move forward direction by pm modi, swaraj considered as talented leader , hope she will success to save kulbhushan

NICK Apr 11, 2017 04:45pm

@Zak also no more indus water treaty.

Ind1 Apr 11, 2017 04:46pm

Ready for the surprises...

Punishment will be reversed...

Balakrishnan Apr 11, 2017 04:48pm

India already hold the decision on release of 12 Pakistani's from Jail. The repercussions will worse, as Mr. Sartaz Aziz publicly admitted, there is no evidence against Sri. Kulbushan for any sabotage activities in Pakistan.

Luke Furtado Apr 11, 2017 04:49pm

Beware Pakistan.......She has a 100% track record on her promises....

Seneca Apr 11, 2017 04:50pm

which bilateral relation? The one that they refuse to talk like an obstinate child? Secondly his actions sanctioned by India caused the death and destruction of hundreds. The truth is whether India likes it or not, Modis policy towards PK is a failed one. He has tried to isolate PK which is an utter failure. He should give peace a chance instead of being pro-war and violence.

Balakrishnan Apr 11, 2017 04:50pm

@Dil Dil Pakistan You can see more involvement of Iran, after appointment of Gen Raheel Sharif, Retd appointment as incharge of Saudi led military.

Adnan Apr 11, 2017 04:51pm

With every statement by the Indians, it become clear that Jadev is indeed the pawn of Indian state sponsored terrorism in Pakistan.

Logical Apr 11, 2017 04:53pm

i heard you isolated us ? what ties are you referring to ?

Aslam Apr 11, 2017 04:54pm

@negative effect there is no relationship between Pakistan and India

Ateeq Ahmed Apr 11, 2017 04:55pm

Defending a spy involved in criminal activities in neighboring country, shame shame.

IsaBhai Surat wala Apr 11, 2017 04:59pm

Give a full and fair trail to a Pakistani also like Pakistan did.....that's all.....

Rkhan Apr 11, 2017 05:00pm

Being a fan and having respect of Shushma sawaraj ji a popular figure in Pakistan as well would request to wait and see the final verdict of apex courts before any step taken. however, crime other than spy if committed cannot be justified.

Sam Apr 11, 2017 05:03pm

So the Lionesses is roaring loud and clear that India is involved in ALL terrorist activities in Pakistan and telling the world the truth. Fantastic !!! To the world see the real face of India. #realfaceofindia

Arsalan Apr 11, 2017 05:09pm

@Shahryar Shirazi . you put it in simplest logical way.

pakistani Apr 11, 2017 05:22pm

India is never going to accept it openly that he was a spy. But Pakistan can still use him as a leverage. Now it seems India's pride is at stake here. So they will grant Pakistan concessions privately. If we are getting a good deal by commuting the death sentence to life imprisonment and then after 5 years a pardon from the President of Pakistan, that would work for both governments. Indians government would get a good image, while we will be magnanimous is letting him go because we Pakistanis are ready to forgive and start relations again. Now when I say concessions, I expect nothing short of withdrawl from Siachen for both the armies and Siachen being declared as no man's land. And peace talks begin later on.

Atul Uppe Apr 11, 2017 05:22pm

Just wait and watch..!

Muhammad Mushtaq Apr 11, 2017 05:23pm

This is a stamp on Indian government direct involvement in cross border terrorism. At last their face is opened to the World.

Vijay Reddy Rajput Apr 11, 2017 05:26pm

Pakistan would do well to respect India's concern for its citizens. What Jadhav did or did not do is not the point at issue; the question is: how can one pronounce a death sentence on someone who is not directly responsible for any deaths or maiming? The so called "confession" made by Jadhav has been done through extreme duress and 'stage-management'. Let this case not be the reason for grave provocation which could result in actions detrimental to the development of both nations.

M.Saeed Apr 11, 2017 05:31pm

Why not go out of your way to save Kashmiri youth from your own atrocities?

India stands behind Jadhav Apr 11, 2017 05:31pm

Entire Parliament of world's largest democracy standing for Kulbushan Jadhav, good scenes in Indian Parliament. All parties on both houses of parliament firmly backing the government in its efforts to take any action to bring back Kulubshan Jadhav the Indian citizen to India safely.

M.Saeed Apr 11, 2017 05:32pm

@Proud indian: But, she is not being allowed to walk her will by her dictator boss.

Mrityunjay Tripathi Apr 11, 2017 05:32pm

@Mirza Pakistan 'invented' this policy. India never does that...

hamza Apr 11, 2017 05:33pm

I don,t think relations between Pak and India can be better ever so sentence of Kalbushon will effect nothing.

kumar Apr 11, 2017 05:33pm

This should not happen at any cost.

Mumtaz Baig Apr 11, 2017 05:33pm

@Anurag Gautam We heard the roar many times before. It is so beautiful that we love the old lioness.

alina Apr 11, 2017 05:34pm

@azadi dil ki : It wasn't just Kulbhushan's confessional statement that sealed his fate. Whether you want to believe his confession was forced or not, the fact is that as soon as Pakistan busted him, he started singing, and spilled huge beans on RAW's entire terror network in Pakistan, and upon the intelligence he revealed, the Pakistani security forces busted lots and lots of RAW cells and operatives in this country. Also he was captured only after our security forces spent quite a lot of time watching him and collecting incriminating evidence against him.

Mumtaz Baig Apr 11, 2017 05:35pm

@SUV How pathetic is the roar.

Sardar suri Apr 11, 2017 05:35pm

India will never abandon one of its own. Jai Hind.

armageddon Apr 11, 2017 05:35pm

Government of Pakistan, immediately issue travel advice to all Pakistani civilians visiting India.

There is a possibility that Indian government will lose sanity and avenge Jadhev hanging by targeting innocent Pakistani travelers.

An immediate safe return of all the Pakistanis whether on tourists or business visa is responsibility of government of Pakistan.

Raja Farhat Abbas Apr 11, 2017 05:37pm

@Vijay Reddy Rajput ...Respect is mutual and i see no respect coming from your side,be it in the media, the LOC or your extremist Government Mr. Rajput!!.

TRUE WORDS Apr 11, 2017 05:43pm

About 70 years ago Britishers divided us into two countries. Since then we are fighting with eachothers. I don't know whether India is right or Pak is wrong. The question is do we really need to fight with eachothers. What purpose we are going to solve with fight? Let's join hands and live peacefully. We should strive hard to make this world beautiful rather then making it the worst place to live.

AYAZ MUSTAFA Apr 11, 2017 05:43pm

Dont worry Indians we are generous we will release him soon.

Raja Farhat Abbas Apr 11, 2017 05:43pm

@India stands behind Jadhav ..Any wrong step towards Pakistan will be answered so don't get carried away by your arrogance!!.

Shahbaz Azmi Apr 11, 2017 05:46pm

Sushma do we care? We the common people feel our relationship has always been at an ebb, so kindly do not dangle the carrot. Only way out is own up your crimes! Then seek a pardon from our president, using the good relationship you have with NS for influencing the president.

Junaid Ali Apr 11, 2017 05:47pm

As we'll get scared from your empty threats

HaMAAD Apr 11, 2017 05:49pm

Yadev is a wasted asset and no use to India now.

IP Apr 11, 2017 05:50pm

@adnan : Videos shot in captivity are not taken as testimony in international law.

Saeed WANI Apr 11, 2017 05:51pm

According to the Geneva Conventions (which India blatantly ignores in Occupied Kashmir), a spy is to be dealt with according to the laws of the country in which he was captured. Under Pakistani law, spies are to be dealt by court martial. As such, consular visits that India is complaining about don't exist.

Jadav was working to destabilise Pakistan under false identity. If Jadav was undertaking "ferry business" in Iran, what was he doing in Baluchistan and Karachi? Okay maybe he was doing business. Then why the assumed Muslim name when he is actually Hindu? Why the need to do business in a backwater like Baluchistan? Surely there are more business opportunities in Mumbai than in Baluchistan?

Courts martial are not open public trials. Jadhav had access to a lawyer and his trial lasted 3 months. That's much better rate than India metes out to its enemies being "encounter specialist".

asif javed Apr 11, 2017 05:56pm

Finally india now revealing the Fact that she(india) is a non state actor to sponsor terrorism in Pakistan.

misterbhai Apr 11, 2017 05:56pm

Get India out of Afghanistan completely if he is to go free

Viking Star Apr 11, 2017 05:57pm

A question to Indians: Was he Jadhav/Yadav or was he Husein Mubarak? Why the passport (issued by Indian authorities) is showing his name as Mubarak? This is enough to prove he was a spy!

marcus Apr 11, 2017 05:57pm

India are isolating Pakistan so what more damage can she cause to a damaged relationship. Plus if Jadav is a spy than Pakistan must administer punishment according to its law and order and not be dictated to by a foreign country who tried destabilizing it. Lionesses always bow to the lion.

Bun Apr 11, 2017 05:59pm

@IP the same applies to Ajmal kassab's statement but he was never spared.

Junaid Ali Apr 11, 2017 06:00pm

Hah navy officer doing business after retirement that also in a small town of Iran? I didn't know India dont give pension to it's retired officers nice story nevertheless

Secular Apr 11, 2017 06:00pm

In essence she is admitting to Jadhav being an asset of India. Anybody noticed that?

S. A. M. Apr 11, 2017 06:05pm

here comes the emotional readers.

Viking Star Apr 11, 2017 06:05pm

@messenger of peace .... Having peace is the work of both hands. Why would/should Pakistan "unilaterally" do something to please Indians?

anurag Apr 11, 2017 06:05pm

Even if he was a spy, death penalty is not warranted. There is a difference between a spy and a terrorist.

zf Apr 11, 2017 06:06pm

@SUV surely, from your govt. :)

Shahzad Apr 11, 2017 06:08pm

So Iranians were sleeping when Pakistanis abducted him from Iran. Iran doesn't have any issues with Pakistani forces entering Iran and doing whatever they want to do? Stop lying Sushma. Your RAW pet has been caught and he has been punished for his crime.

Akram Apr 11, 2017 06:09pm

@Proud indian we are trembling as much as you "isolated" us.

I think you may find the world outside india will say sushma who? try asking a non indian.

counselor Apr 11, 2017 06:11pm

If Pakistan had given counselor access then India wouldn't have had differences between India and Pakistan.

shafqat a mir Apr 11, 2017 06:12pm

@Khan musharraf said it right

Usman Apr 11, 2017 06:13pm

@Rehman In the case of spies, it is not a normal civil or criminal matter that consular access be provided. Spying is dealt with by military courts under Pakistani law.

zf Apr 11, 2017 06:15pm

Can't help but notice Indian trolls. May I ask: first Jadhav was not a spy, then he was a retired Indian Navy Officer (India admitted that), and now he's a businessman. Lol. Who are you trying to fool?

Mumtaz Baig Apr 11, 2017 06:16pm

Dear Indians it is just a reminder that you are not dealing with BD.

DIL Apr 11, 2017 06:18pm

Good Luck !

Imran Apr 11, 2017 06:21pm

Of course you will. Because he is your spy which you sent into Pakistan for sabotage.

Raja Farhat Abbas Apr 11, 2017 06:21pm

@Sardar suri ...No one is asking you to abandon your fellow Indian,you are most welcome to come and watch Pakistani justice from a front row seat!.

Anusri Tripathi Apr 11, 2017 06:22pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Yes, both countries behaving like 7 year old, though actually they're 70 years of age. What is unfortunate to both these countries is that none of the civilians of these two countries are taught that they are actually the same - joined by blood, separated by religion. Also, this impenetrable barrier between two countries had made things worse. Fortunately, such barrier is not present between India and Bangladesh and so, Indians & Bangladeshis civilians are good friends.

Mumtaz Baig Apr 11, 2017 06:24pm

@Shahryar Shirazi How many families this guy have destroyed in Pakistan? Are you crazy my friend?

Imran Apr 11, 2017 06:26pm

And as far as our bilateral relationship, what bilateral relationship? What exactly is there to preserve in terms of the India Pakistan relationship as it currently stands no thanks to the hard line Mr. Modi has adopted towards Pakistan. You would not even let Sartaj Aziz talk to Pakistani reporters when he was in Delhi. So please spare us the empty rhetoric.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 06:35pm

@NICK IWT doesnt a river flow from China into India. Interesting eh!

Indian kashmir Apr 11, 2017 06:36pm

I hope both India and Pakistan will so there maturity to handle to this matter in peaceful manner. We shoud not forget the temperature of SouthAsia has already rised.

N_Saq Apr 11, 2017 06:39pm

Let's look at the facts - The man was caught red handed. Mr Jadhav is busy orchestrating attacks on Pak citizens and organizing rebellion in Balochistan and in doing so Mr Jadhav is responsible for killing of thousands of Pak citizens. His hands are full of blood. There is no way you can let this man walk that will be a travesty of epic proportion.

Now let's look at it in light of Pak-India relationship - The way Indian leadership has been bashing Pak all over the world and in the neighborhood there is no point in worrying about Pak-India relationship because it can not go lower than where it is now. Indian leadership very well know who is Mr Jadhav and what he was assigned to do. Pak caught the man red handed and the punishment awarded to Mr Jadhav is as per the law of the land, therefore, based on BJP and Modi attitude and policies toward Pak, what Pak did in the case of Mr Jadhav is right.

However, Pak should always leave the door open and let see what India has to offer...

Umar Apr 11, 2017 06:39pm

@Mrityunjay Tripathi Pakistan invents, India does not. Pakistan lies, India does not. Pakistan is not fair, India is fair... Blah blah blah. Now wake up stop dreaming.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 06:41pm

@Luke Furtado ..but a 100% failure rate on her promises on Pakistan.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 06:44pm

Indian govt needs a change of mindset and to teach its people the same. Pakistan is too strong and powerful regionally to mess with. Indians can live their dreams in media but in reality, they dare not. Kashmir is the only issue, otherwise nothing in common. We have more in Common with Afghanistan, IOKashmir, Iran and Central Asia.

Karim Semy Apr 11, 2017 06:45pm

@Raza Farooqi-NY If relations can't go worse, we should try and improve our relations with India. Release JADOV, and return him to his Mother, who will take care of her son.

Farah (New York, USA) Apr 11, 2017 06:51pm

@Proud indian

Pakistani Army did an excellent job.

Farah (New York, USA) Apr 11, 2017 06:51pm

@SUV

Good Reply!!!

Farah (New York, USA) Apr 11, 2017 06:52pm

@Son of mother india

No one needs that. Indian stay in their country and Pakistani stays in Pakistan.

Farah (New York, USA) Apr 11, 2017 06:53pm

@SAT

I agree with you

Farah (New York, USA) Apr 11, 2017 06:53pm

@Pakistani

Wow!!! what a reply. Good one.

Rehman Apr 11, 2017 06:56pm

@Zak - Completely agree. Culturally we have more in common with the Middle East and Central Asia. We are tied by the bonds of a noble religion and shared heritage, and that is where our future lies. Economically, we can do business with China. We need to stop thinking or associating with India in any form or manner.

Rightway Apr 11, 2017 07:00pm

If you would have stayed on the right way by not sending RAW agents in Pakistan then now you didn't have to go out of the way to save them. Bring it on. Pakistan Zinda baad.

HUM Apr 11, 2017 07:01pm

@Akram she is external affairs minister for 130 crores of population that means representing one out of 6 persons in the world. I think that suits your question .

TahiR Apr 11, 2017 07:04pm

Bharat sarkar is constructing dams on Pakistani rivers.Signing contracts for playing cricket series then taken a back. Stopping F16 delivery to Pakistan. Reviewing NFU. Sending naval offr to do subversive activities in Balochistan. Maligning CPEC. Are there the relations?

farid Apr 11, 2017 07:04pm

@Avidreader Please read Indian history.Lioness?

Cyand Apr 11, 2017 07:05pm

Why consular access was denied???

M.Saeed Apr 11, 2017 07:11pm

Go out of the way? But, what is within the way? Did you not execute Ajmal Kasab?

Sunil Varma Apr 11, 2017 07:26pm

@Saif zulfiqar " India is going to regret for voting BJP "

Dear brother Zulfiquar....Modi Sarkar baar baar ! Learn to deal with it. Congress sarkar is now history.

T.m.khan Apr 11, 2017 07:28pm

@SUV , well with Modi around that's debatable.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 07:29pm

@Rehman yes, no one thinks in relation to india, except India. Pakistanis have their own trajectory and destiny on world stage and muslim world.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 07:30pm

This mindset of India will make them primitive and quickly isolated in todays modern world.Being evil is not the way to attain your goals always.You have to others sentiments also.

Usman Apr 11, 2017 07:30pm

@DK... Rightly said...

Yes, what bilateral relationship? Hah!!

The relationship is already bad, infact there isnt any 'relationship'...

T.m.khan Apr 11, 2017 07:31pm

@Hemant Sharma if they're guilty of crimes then let them face the consequences.

Ali Vazir Apr 11, 2017 07:36pm

Had Pakistan some honor and self respect, we would not have let the US Spies be liberated without fair trial. Now even the self-proclaimed enemy state of India is challenging us to save their spy. With corrupt leaders like Nawaz and Zardari, we cannot expect anything better.

Ali Apr 11, 2017 07:37pm

Yes, India must go out of the way to save Indian Naval officer Jadhav. PM Modi was responsible for sending him not to spy, but conduct terrorism in Pakistan. That's why Indian government issued him a fake passport with a Muslim name, so he could operate under cover from Iran's Chabahar Port? PM Modi lied to the people of India, Iran and the world.

Commander Jadhav has revealed shocking facts. He is a serving Indian Naval officer. He was attached to RAW, which set up jewelry store in Iran's Chabahar Port, which was close to target Pakistan's Gwadar Port. He has named all RAW contacts. He financed, trained and launched terrorism in Pakistan which killed countless people. That is state-sponsored terrorism.

Sunil Varma Apr 11, 2017 07:39pm

@iqbal a. malik .... If you know Kasmir, you will know there are Kasmiri Hindus as well.

khanmann Apr 11, 2017 07:41pm

@Son of mother india now thats a sensible comment

T.m.khan Apr 11, 2017 07:44pm

@Muhammad zafar iqbal, Pakistan never was and never shall be a colony of any country let alone India.

We are different people in every respect, this saber rattling from Sushma is playing to the gallery......ground realities are very different. Both are nuclear states and both know the consequences if the situation ever gets out of hands. So keep these cheap theatrics for the local consumption, we in Pakistan support every such decision against any nation or individual that wishes to bring harm to us.

Pakistan Zindabad.

El Cid Apr 11, 2017 07:51pm

@pakistani Do live in the real world? Have you any idea what he did? How many like him are in the country?

Khan USA Apr 11, 2017 07:55pm

Who cares about bilateral relationship which is already in gutters !

Independent Apr 11, 2017 07:58pm

This is great, kudos to the people on both side of the border. Stay busy in your hatred for each other while your leaders fill their own pockets.

Clearly shows they do not give a damn about masses but will use brainwashed individuals such as Mr. Jadhav make a fool of themselves by following orders.

Abhay Apr 11, 2017 08:00pm

If their no bilateral relation according to Pakistan then what Mr Abdul Basit is doing in country which have no relation It's looking funny....

Sid Apr 11, 2017 08:12pm

@Zak how true India is getting so isolated that we have built good relationships - business and military with Middle East, US, Europe, Israel, Australia and Russia. Yes and we are already looking at the space as the new venture for intelligence gathering, research and modern warfare.

azmat shah Apr 11, 2017 08:22pm

@satya Thats how you talk - loud and clear :)

azmat shah Apr 11, 2017 08:25pm

@apoorva He was travelling on a fake passport with a fake name posing as a muslim named Ilyas.

AMIT JAIN Apr 11, 2017 08:26pm

@Sid Hanging spies is unprecedented in the relationship of two countries. Tomorrow, India may pick up two Pakistani citizen and use them as barter for Jadhav. What will Pakistan do then?

madan bhatia Apr 11, 2017 08:28pm

The proof of alleged crime against Jadhav should be shared with the Indian Govt.

AnirBAN Apr 11, 2017 08:29pm

@Khan USA Being in USA, probably you donot care. But people who are staying in this sub-continent need to care as we cant change neighbours or borders.

Waaris Apr 11, 2017 08:51pm

The entire Pakistani nation is united and dismisses threats made by Suaraj. Kalbhoshan is a convicted Indian spy compared to innocent people who were assassinated in cold blood in Modi's Gujrat, in Samjhotha express and in Kashmir.

Sam Apr 11, 2017 08:51pm

And exactly what relation she is talking about? Glad Pakiatan is taking firm steps against both domestic and foreign terroists.

mad mamluk Apr 11, 2017 09:01pm

he was doing business in iran with a fake passport. right.

Shakil Apr 11, 2017 09:02pm

Foreign intelligence agencies have played havoc with the people of Pakistan, killing more than 60 thousand of us since early 21st century. With Kulbhushan's trial and sentencing we hope to send a message to the intending evil forces of the world to rein in their agents. Destabilizing Pakistan through sabotage and subversion will affect all the surrounding countries and their people and economies will suffer badly, and the entire subcontinent will remain destabilized. Our neighbour India, the big brother of the region, must see reason and stop playing stooge to the superpowers of the world and should instead think of the progress of its own people and do what is best in their interest.

ALI Apr 11, 2017 09:05pm

@PrincessofDHUMP None that I can see. Get on with it!!!

Alba Apr 11, 2017 09:05pm

"I would caution the Pakistani govt to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed." __ What relationship is she talking about? There is no relationship.

Zealot Apr 11, 2017 09:12pm

Come and Save him IF YOU CAN

FreeMan Apr 11, 2017 10:16pm

@Pakistani well said ,

Dr. Ramesh Sharma Apr 11, 2017 10:38pm

@Rehman Very sensible post.

German cricketer Apr 12, 2017 12:19am

@VCR According to Indian media

Kalyan Apr 12, 2017 12:49am

Well one thing is that India has owned its citizen unlike other countries. Secondly they want to ensure due process is followed and will use diplomatic methods when their citizen is in trouble anywhere in the world. It just shows a working government. Regarding this specific case, I guess that if the case is solid, why not allow consular access and let him defend himself to the best of his ability in the Supreme Court?

ajaz Apr 12, 2017 01:01am

Firstly they denied that even he is their man and now they ll go out of way to save him . He is sentenced cause he killed innocent ppl not cause he is indian.save him if u can

jamshed Apr 12, 2017 01:03am

@Proud indian Where was she when one one of your junior level embassy/consulate female employee was mistreated and deported in humiliation.

sid Apr 12, 2017 01:11am

@AMIT JAIN Indeed, that's why I believe he won't be hanged. As for you question, if that happens it will just turn into vicious cycle...

The best solution is for this guy to do some time and be returned to India s part of a prisoner exchange... It will be a win-win situation for both countries.

Pakistani Apr 12, 2017 01:16am

Did u say bilateral relations..... ? How funny

S.Malik Apr 12, 2017 02:55am

Build move. Proud of you sushmaji.

Ghaznavi Apr 12, 2017 03:50am

It's good to so many Indians reading a quality website like Dawn to get some balanced view . I suppose they don't get that in India.

jamshed Apr 12, 2017 03:50am

@VECTRA This is all noise running around telling the world...Charges against Kulhushan are serious enough that there will be no negotiations whatsoever although this case may drag on some time. Pakistan must have enough evidence otherwise he would not have handed death sentence.

Mahen Apr 12, 2017 04:20am

@Ramal Khan ANY EVIDENCE?

Akil Akhtar Apr 12, 2017 04:46am

Indian Govt seems to have no morals....

A shah Apr 12, 2017 05:15am

Very strong lady

horse sense Apr 12, 2017 05:17am

@TAriq spying is crime and so is cross border infiltration and proxy war.

Sameer Apr 12, 2017 05:44am

@JaiHind ha good one. The brave 6%was the BSF in civilian clothes. Jai truth.

horse sense Apr 12, 2017 06:28am

@Naqeeb agree , the other two countries are sane with good development.

VJ@India Apr 12, 2017 06:47am

@Hasnain Tariq his confessions has 120 cuts .. not a valid proof..

amer Apr 12, 2017 07:43am

@messenger of peace I understand what you are saying but what about those who lost their loved ones to the barbaric acts of this individual who will explain them??

Thruth Apr 12, 2017 07:43am

@Zak Really. . Time will tell.

BADSHAH Apr 12, 2017 07:48am

Bilateral relations?!?!/

Sandeep USA Apr 12, 2017 10:10am

This will surely impact INDO-PAK relations!

aamchi mumbai Apr 12, 2017 10:22am

@Saif zulfiqar We are going to vote him again to power. No regrets at all.

mandy Apr 12, 2017 10:58am

PCB should worry the most...No bi-lateral series for next 100 years!!!

Sajeel Apr 12, 2017 11:47am

This is how the Indian Government fool their own people. This is how the they win and this is how they play dirty.

shankar Apr 12, 2017 11:51am

@Pathanay Khan Minorities are proud citizens of India and many are in our secret services too. So many minorites have been saved from Gulf and from Pirates in the recent past. India considers all its citizens. We dont consider them OTHERS

Mostlybull Apr 12, 2017 12:23pm

@alina : congrats on the "incriminating evidence"; according to pak's own foreign affairs adviser, Sartaj Aziz, just three months back, he made a statement that there was no evidence whatsoever. If however, pak has that evidence now, please put it up for the world to see.

Karamat Hussain Apr 12, 2017 02:52pm

@mandy perhaps a dozen PCB members worry for personal gains, The Pakistan public in general don`t care if it never happens. In fact we would prefer IF it did not ever happen. Cricket and Movies are not a big deal for Pakistanis anyway.

Rohit Bhardwaj Apr 12, 2017 03:00pm

@ajaz show, when Indians Denied, that he is not Indian. India accepted and owned him the very first day . . . . .

Iazaz Apr 12, 2017 03:18pm

No mercy will be shown ti ayone either indian or pakistani who is involved in activities against pakistan

Iazaz Apr 12, 2017 03:19pm

No mercy for anyone who is involved in activities against pakistan even if modi

Haha HOHO HEHE Apr 12, 2017 03:21pm

@apoorva you will understand why a spy will carry his/her passport when you see why 'ajmal kesab' carried a national ID card with him to the location of incidence?? does it make sense now? I am sure it does!!

Deal With it Apr 12, 2017 03:34pm

@Roofi Seems India is only asking for a open fair trial where he can be represneted by competent lawyers. If he is guilty he should be punished but if not... Indian constitution says that an innocent should never be punished even if 100 guilty criminals get spared.

A. Mangal Apr 12, 2017 04:33pm

If he's innocent, then what was he doing in Pakistan without visa alongwith tons of detailed confessions?

usman Apr 12, 2017 05:01pm

@Hemant Sharma please reveal those spies don't give empty roars

Akram Apr 12, 2017 05:03pm

@HUM she matters nothing to me or to most of the planet who have not heard of her. Believe it or not many people across the world have not heard of india, let alone whoever this woman is.

am Apr 12, 2017 05:12pm

@mandy yup thats how you become number 1 in test rankings by avoiding Pakistan for your information the PCB had tough times but it survived and will continue to florish

AG Apr 12, 2017 05:51pm

And you think we'll sit and watch you? We dare you

Masood Hussain Apr 12, 2017 06:06pm

Let us try to convince Indian Foreign Minister and Home Minister of their un-reasonableness and ill-logic.

arshy Apr 12, 2017 06:48pm

@shankar i dont believe india treats it's minorities well either it's the same as Pakistan .. Please dont kid yourself with this lie

Farah (New York, USA) Apr 12, 2017 10:25pm

@SUV

Yes. Proud to be Pakistani.

syed Apr 13, 2017 01:51am

@azadi dil ki at the end of the day all blame lies with the governments of both countries for not talking with an open mind and find solutions to problems//

Sound bytes Apr 13, 2017 02:51am

@am @mandy yup thats how you become number 1 in test rankings by avoiding Pakistan If Pakistan were such a great team and could have kept India from getting the number 1 spot... they would have been number 2, not number 5

Kazj Apr 13, 2017 03:10am

This is definitely sad for both the countries. These two countries can do miracles but alas. It is still not too late. The leaders should come forward and assure peace and prosperity for both the countries. No one will benefit from war.

Mady Apr 13, 2017 09:31am

@Ali Asghar The same Kashmiri voted present govt. in power. Lower turnout due to violence.

Mady Apr 13, 2017 09:37am

@Naqeeb Bangladesh is progressing democracy whose passport carries better reputation than Pakistani-passport.

Omar Sadiq Apr 13, 2017 12:56pm

Just what "bilateral relationship" is there in the first place for consequences to be felt????

tiranga Apr 13, 2017 01:39pm

@N.S why kashmir issue brother?

Hsidd Apr 13, 2017 03:36pm

Unfortunately, this is not a Bollywood movie. An Indian Spy was caught red handed creating chaos. Getting what he deserves.

kevin Apr 14, 2017 02:36am

@N.S Sure! Why not? And our dialogue is - get out of Kashmir!!