Kulbhushan Jadhav cannot get justice in Pak: Congress

New Delhi [India], Apr 16 : Amidst the ongoing tussle between New Delhi and Islamabad following the death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Congress Party on Sunday stated it is impossible for him to get justice in Pakistan.

Commenting on the present status of relations between both sides, Congress leader Ashwani Kumar told ANI it is impossible to have any constructive relations with Pakistan in the wake of the latest developments in Jadhav's case.

"We all know it is impossible for Jadhav to get justice in Pakistan. The lawyers' body of Lahore and Pakistan has stated that any lawyer, who defends Jadhav, will lose his license to practice.

In such a situation, there is no question of any justice for Jadhav," he said. Lauding the government's efforts in ensuring justice for Jadhav, Kumar stressed that all political parties must back the ruling dispensation in this regard.

A military court in Pakistan had earlier this week found Jadhav guilty on two counts of espionage and sentenced him to death.

He was arrested in March last year for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan, according to a statement released by the Pakistan armed forces.

India has strongly objected to the sentencing, saying consular officials were denied access to Jadhav during his trial.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had earlier issued a stern warning to Pakistan, saying that Islamabad should be wary of taking such an extreme step as it could result in damaging the bilateral relations between the already hostile neighbours and vowed to go out of the way to save Jadhav amid an outrage in India.

Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale on Friday asked Pakistan to provide a copy of the chargesheet filed and the judgment given against Jadhav while strongly raising this issue.

The Indian side also conveyed that it will appeal the order and is studying the Pakistan Army Act for the same.

Source: ANI