Jadhav death sentence: Uddhav asks Centre to take ‘extreme step’, Swamy demands ‘stringent action’ against Pak
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today asked the Centre to save Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence by a Pakistan military court, even if that meant taking “extreme step”.
“It (awarding of death sentence to Jadhav) is unfortunate. The government, if need be, should take extreme step to save him,” Thackeray told reporters here without elaborating. Thackeray, who is in the national capital to attend a meeting of NDA leaders, did not answer queries on the details of the meet. The Pakistan army chief today approved the execution of Jadhav for alleged “espionage and sabotage” activities.
India reacted strongly saying that execution of Jadhav would be treated be as a “premeditated murder”. India should prepare for taking “stringent action” against Pakistan and warn it of negative consequences if Kulbhushan Jadhav is executed, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said today.
“We should prepare to take stringent action against Pakistan. Today, we should give warning that consequences would be bad for Pakistan if Jadhav is executed,” Swamy told reporters outside the Parliament. He said India should discard the “wrong perception” that an India-Pakistan friendship is necessary to have Hindu-Muslim unity in the country. Swamy comments came in reaction to the Pakistan army chief approving …read more