Humanity first: Pakistan offers to allow Jadhav’s wife to see him!

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On Wednesday Pakistan offered India permission to allow self-confessed spy, Kulbushan Jadhav, to meet his wife while he awaits his decision on amnesty from the country’s Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The press release said it is being done on humanitarian grounds.

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“A ‘note verbale’ to this effect has been sent to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad today [Wednesday],” stated the release. The meeting will take place on Pakistani soil, the Foreign Office’s spokesman clarified.

India has not officially responded to the offer. Diplomatic sources are terming it as an attempt by Pakistan to offset the setback it faced in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Pakistan should take all measures to ensure that Mr. Jadhav is not executed till the final decision of this court,” the court said.

Jadhav, a navy-officer-turned RAW operative was caught in the act in an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) last year from Mashkel, Balochistan. Subsequently, after his confession of involvement in espionage and terrorist activities inside Pakistan, Jadhav was sentenced to death.

“The spy was tried through Field General Court Martial under the Pakistan Army Act and awarded the death sentence. Today, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence awarded by FGCM,” the military’s media wing had said on April 10, 2017.

Jadhav’s episode gave a great boost to Pakistan’s long-held yet ignored narrative about Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan. Delhi vowed to leave no stone unturned to save their discredited former operative.

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Both countries fought a legal battle in The Hague. Apparently, the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was warmly received in India. The court, on 18th May, while asserting its jurisdiction, stayed the execution. Pakistan should take all measures to ensure that Mr. Jadhav is not executed till the final decision of this court,” the court said.

“A ‘note verbale’ to this effect has been sent to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad today [Wednesday],” stated the release.

The impending execution of Jadhav is likely to add to tensions between the two archrivals. The Pakistan Army, last month said it was close to reaching a decision on Jadhav’s mercy petition.

While there is widespread support throughout the country for carrying out the execution, some argue that Pakistan can get more out of a living Jadhav. The country can use him to add credibility to its narrative regarding India. Delhi has warned Pakistan of further trouble in bilateral ties if the execution is carried out.

Watchers argue that the spirit of the interim order is that the ICJ has taken up the case for further proceedings; the stay is ad-hoc and applicable till the final verdict. They assert that If anything, Pakistan should be relieved because the case has brought multilateralism back into the equation in regards Indo-Pak ties.

India has not officially responded to the offer. Diplomatic sources are terming it as an attempt by Pakistan to offset the set back it faced in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

It must be pointed out that India has time and again desisted involvement of international organizations in the resolution of disputes. It could be rightly argued that the order by Judge Ronny Abraham did something which Pakistan wanted: Internationalize the Indo-Pak dispute.

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Both countries will lock horns at The Hague in a matter of months while the fate of Jadhav hangs in the balance.  India had furnished its representation on September 13th. Meanwhile, Pakistan has started preparing its response.

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  1. Kalbushan jadhav is Indian Spy who is an acclaimed RAW operative Terrorist he himself confessed about initiating various Terrorists activities within Pakistan to destabilize it and killing scores of innocent people.He being ruthless criminal was rightly awarded Death Sentence by Military Court.Its the Sham Conspiracy hatched by Shreefs that instead of hanging this Terrorist their biased govt kept on playing in the hands of Modi govt by delaying the Capital punishment.Pakistan Nation would nt accept any NRO for this Indian Terrorist as letting him go unpunished would defeat our WAR AGAINST TERROR as whats the justification in taking Mercy upon a Proved Terrorist?Is there any example put forward in this regard any where in the world even in India?India itself promotes Terrorism and Kalbushan Jadhav is undeniable example of its Vicious Terrorism against Pakistan.Pakistan must fight its case in International Court of Justice as a Terrorist’s evil fate cant be turned into a Pious innocent as absolving Jadhav of any Terrorism act by this International Jury.How many Terrorists disguised as Indian Diplomats would keep on carrying out their vicious acts in the name of Terrorism upon the soil of Pakistan and our Malicious Corrupt govts instead of Executing them in time play the role of Traitors against Pakistan and manage ugly moves how to oblige INDIAN SARKAR FOR THEIR ULTERIOR MOTIVES as pursuing it
    to take matter to ICJ?

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