In a disturbing episode, Pakistani government has rejected the request of the Indian high commission to allow consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav; former navy personnel who was sentenced to death by Pakistani military court on 10th April.
It has been highlighted by various commentators that entire procedure has been conducted in an extremely secretive manner, with glaring legal loopholes. This has been used by the right wing elements in the both the country to flare up animosity between both the countries. A regressive cacophony is being raised that Indian government should adopt a similar approach with the Pakistani war criminals that are in Indian jails. Such an approach will derail the entire diplomatic process between the two countries.
SFI condemns the attitude of the Pakistani government and demands that due legal process be followed. Indian government must pursue all available diplomatic channels to ensure that justice is done to Kulbhushan Jadhav. We are with the family and friends of Kulbhushan in this moment of grief.
VP Sanu (President)
Vikram Singh (General Secretary)