Congress raises Kulbhushan's issue in Lok Sabha
New Delhi: The Congress leaders on Tuesday passed an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss an issue on Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. The Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge that If Kulshubhan is to hanged then we thought and perceived that he is going to murdered.
Replying to the Congress leader, Union Minister Ananth Kumar said that the government is Kulbhushan Jadhav and the Home Minister Rajnath Singh will give a reply on the matter.
After Pakistan military court on Monday announced to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Congress might create a ruckus in the Lok Sabha. Apart from that, they are likely to raise the Kashmir unrest recently and Srinagar by polls issues which showed turn out of 7 per cent of votes.
Who is Kubhushan Jadhav?
He is an Indian citizen recognised by the government as a former naval officer. He was arrested by Pakistan on charges of espionage. Pakistan says that he was arrested near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Balochistan. India, however, says that he was abducted from Iran by Pakistan.
Pakistan accused Jadhav of being an undercover agent working for the Research and Analysis Wing. He was also accused of promoting sectarian violence in Balochistan.
A product of the NDA:
He joined the Indian National Defence Academy in the year 1987 and in 1991 he joined the Indian Navy.
As per the video confession which India has said was doctored, Jadhav says he went undercover after the Parliament attack in 2001.
He says that he went undercover as Hussain Mubarak Patel to gather information for India. As per the files in India, he took retirement from the Navy and became a businessman.
He was in Iran for business, India also says.
His family says that he was a victim of the conspiracy. Kulbhushan's father Sudhir Jadhav retired as an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Mumbai and his uncle Subhash Jadhav was in charge of Bandra police station in 2002.
Pakistan decided on Monday to go ahead and hang, Kulbhushan Jadhav, an alleged Indian spy. India said repeatedly when Jadhav was arrested by Pakistan in March 2016 that it was a case of mistaken identity. The arrest of Jadhav came at a crucial time when India wanted action on the Pathankot attackers.
After the attack at Pathankot, India had sought stringent action against the founder of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, Maulana Masood Azhar. India had even allowed a team from Pakistan to visit the air base to investigate into the case. However, Pakistan refused to reciprocate and did not give the NIA a date and time to visit the country and questioned the accused in the case.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Pakistan a week before the attack. It was a well-appreciated gesture by leaders from across the world. It appeared as though the talks between the two countries were being set on the right path. However the Pakistan's ISI and military then under General Raheel Sharif were unhappy about the bonhomie. The first attempt to derail the talks was done in the form of the Pathankot attack.