In show of bipartisan support, Shashi Tharoor to draft resolution on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked Congress MP Shashi Tharoor to help with drafting a resolution regarding the death sentence handed down to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military court, NDTV reports. The resolution will be adopted by both houses.
Tharoor sought the permission party leader in the house Mallikarjun Kharge before agreeing to draft the resolution. He told NDTV, “This is a matter that affects us all.” Tharoor has previously drafted a statement condemning Pakistan’s freeing of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who was involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, at the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On Tuesday, India warned Pakistan that execution of the death sentence handed down to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court would be taken as “pre-meditated murder” and Islamabad should consider its consequences on bilateral relations. “There is no evidence of wrongdoing by Jadhav. If anything, he is the victim of a plan that seeks to cast aspersions on India to deflect international attention from Pakistan’s well-known record of sponsoring and supporting terrorism,” Swaraj said in an identical statement in both Houses of Parliament. “Under these circumstances, we have no choice but to regard the sentence, if carried out, as an act of pre-meditated murder,” …read more