M Fazal Elahi
Vengeful attitude demonstrated by Indian FM, Sushma Swaraj, though obvious, yet is unbecoming for a diplomat of her stature. Venom spat by her vis-à-vis death sentence awarded to Indian Naval Officer (self-confessed RAW Agent) Kulbushan S Yadav is shocking indeed.
According to ISPR Press Release, the Indian RAW agent Kulbushan alias Hussein Mubarak was arrested on March 3, 2016 through a Counter Intelligence Operation from Mashkel, Balochistan, for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan. It is also known to India and the whole world that Kulbushan confessed before the Magistrate that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage and sabotage activities to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of the Law Enforcement Agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi. It is a known fact that the accused was provided the services of a defending officer as per legal provisions.
The Indian government’s outcry vis-à-vis death sentence conferred on Kulbushan is understandable. Because with Kulbushan Yadav’s death sentence India’s nefarious designs against Pakistan stand exposed. Blatant admission by RAW Agent Kulbushan that RAW assigned him the task of organizing terrorist activities in Karachi and Balochistan, and destabilizing Pakistan, nullifies India’s constant denial that it is not responsible for the ruthless terrorist attacks in Balochistan, Karachi and other parts of the country. India must remember that Kulbushan was tried under the law of the land and was awarded capital punishment by fulfilling all legal requirements. It mustn’t also forget that its agent Kulbushan himself daringly confessed about his involvement in anti-Pakistan activities on the behest of the Indian government.
The Indian government must maintain its cool. It must not get agitated or for that matter lose hope as Pakistan, as always, would act reasonably. It wouldn’t do anything in haste or against the law. Agent Kulbushan Yadav has been awarded capital punishment under the law and would be provided the facility to appeal against his punishment to Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff within 60 days and thereafter to the President of Pakistan. Until then, India must stop its tirade against Pakistan. Not only this, it must also stop all its espionage and sabotage activities in Pakistan and state terrorism in occupied Kashmir forthwith. The civilized world must prevail on India and admonish it to desist from carrying out detestable terrorist activities in Pakistan.