Foreign Minister Seeks Help of Shashi Tharoor For Kulbhushan Jadhav

After the Pakistan's declaration to sentence death to Kulbhushan Jadhav,  a former Indian Navy who was kidnapped in Iran according to India, the Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj asked Congress member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor to help and draft a resolution that will be adopted by both the houses, the upper house and lower house.

Sushma Swaraj warned Pakistan over the death sentence and walked up to Mr Tharoor after speaking in the Lok Sabha and requested him to draft the resolution and Mr Tharoor helped Sushma Swaraj after seeking permission from his party's leader in the house Mallikarjun Kharge. "This is a matter that affects us all," he adds.

Mr Jadhav, a former naval officer, was arrested by Pakistan in March last year in the province of Balochistan, which has seen a long-running conflict between Pakistani security forces and a militant separatist movement. They are claiming that Mr Jadhav is a spy.

In this concern the Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Basic norms of law and justice were violated. I want to tell the house that the govt will do whatever it take to make sure Kulbhushan Jadhav gets justice."

Also Foreign Minister Sushma stated the death sentence as "an indefensible verdict" and warned Pakistan to "consider the consequences" of the case on its relations with India.Now, the death sentenced was confirmed by Pakistan's army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. India has rejected the Pakistan's account of Mr Jadhav's activities and claiming he is not involved in such activities.

Also Sushma Swaraj tweeted: "There is no dearth of talent in my ministry. I have the assistance of very able Secretaries."

"The government and the people of India would view very seriously the possibility that an innocent Indian citizen is facing the death sentence in Pakistan without due process and in violation of basic norms of law, justice and international relations," Sushma Swaraj said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also assured the Lok Sabha and Indian people that the government will do everything possible to get justice for Mr Jadhav.

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