Judiciary is non-existent in Pakistan & Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence on charges of espionage on their shores does not come as a surprise. The military courts which are shut for public scrutiny function like dictatorship rule and no mercy can be expected from our enemy nation on Jadhav’s sentencing. Kulbhushan Jadhav has been made a scapegoat in the tension between two nations and mercy petitions or diplomatic channels won’t save Jadhav from the gallows.
The case of Kulbhushan Jadhav should be taken to international courts. India should ask countries like United States and some of the gulf countries with who we have cordial relations to put pressure on Pakistan to give Jadhav a fair trial in the international tribunal so that he can prove his innocence. Indian should retaliate against Pakistan to teach them a lesson if other avenues to save Kulbhushan Jadhav fail.
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