Baloch activists come out in support of Jadhav, accuse Pak of framing him

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Baloch activists have staged a protest in Washington against the death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan military court on charges of espionage.

Baloch activist Ahmar Mustikhan said that they stand in support of Jadhav and accused Islamabad of framing him, said reports.

Even the Baloch Republican Party had earlier condemned the death sentence order to Jadhav and said that Islamabad was committing a crime by doing so.

BRP member Ashraf Sherjan reportedly had said that Pakistan does not have any right to give death sentences to an Indian citizen. He also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do everything to save Jadhav's life.

There is hectic behind the scenes activity on to secure the release of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Informed sources tell OneIndia that legal and diplomatic options are being explored which includes a high-profile prisoner swap to get Jadhav back.

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The two legal options are to file an appeal within the 60-day stipulated period, or seek a pardon by the President. However, both these options would have to be exercised by Jadhav.

Meanwhile, even as India began building diplomatic pressure to bring back Kulbhushan Jadhav the former naval officer sentenced to death, top generals have told the dispensation in Pakistan not to agree to any demand. The generals in Pakistan who run the show in that country are not in favour of any compromise.

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