Baloch leaders have condemned Pakistan’s decision on Thursday for giving death sentence to Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav. The leaders termed the sentence as “inhuman” and “illegal”.
Baloch Republican Party (BRP) member Ashraf Sherjan told the news agency ANI that Pakistan is actually committing a crime by sentencing Jadhav to death. He asked PM Narendra Modi to do everything to save Jadhav’s life.
The leader also said that Pakistan is indulging in a fake propaganda by saying that Jadhav had a connection with Balochistan. “No spies can take their national ID card and work as a spy with spy agencies but Pakistan is doing this to label Kulbushan Yadav involved in Balochistan activities is totally a fake propaganda.”
He said if Jadhav is guilty then Pakistan should bring him to the international court. Sherjan stated that Pakistan has no right to give death sentence to an Indian citizen. He stated, “Just last month, Pakistan tried via Interpol Brahamdagh Khan Bugti which totally failed then later few weeks ago when Abdul Bugti was delivering his speech at UN, Pakistan and China both tried to stop him and over there also Pakistan failed.”
He added, “So, all Pakistan’s attempts on Baloch leaders are failing now and they have now brought Kulbhushan Jadhav who is an innocent Indian citizen. So that’s why I’m requesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and rest of the Indian leaders to save the life of Kulbhushan Jadhav.”
At that time, Mehran Marri, the representative of Balochistan at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) termed the death sentence as “extra judicial killing” and a “premeditated murder”.
He said that Pakistan is forgetting that Jadhav is not a Baloch, he is an Indian. “He has is got a backing of a very strong country and India will give befitting reply to Pakistan.”
Marri also thanked Indian leader Subramanian Swamy for his comment. Swamy earlier said that if Pakistan will carry out the execution then India shall recognise Balochistan as an independent sovereign country.
A military court in Pakistan charged Jadhav with being a RAW agent and that he was spying. It said he planned, coordinated and tried to sabotage activities against Pakistan. In this basis, the court sentenced him to death. India strongly condemned this move. On Tuesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj warned Pakistan that it would face dire consequence as this judgement may hamper the bilateral ties between two countries.