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Indian-Americans launch White House petition to save Jadhav


Washington, Apr 21 (PTI): The Indian-American community in the US has launched a White House petition, seeking the Trump Administration's intervention to save Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani court for alleged espionage and subversive activities.

Created by one S.S, the 'We the People Petition' on the White House website said the allegations against Jadhav that he was spying for India is totally false and fabricated. The petition requires at least 100,000 signatures before May 14 to qualify for a response from the Trump Administration.

"The fact that India is not given consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav clearly proves the point that the charges over which death sentence is awarded to Jadhav are false and fabricated," it said. "In view of above, I humbly request appropriate and capable authorities to intervene in the matter and make sure that Kulbhushan Jadhav doesn't get punished for the act which he never committed,” the petition said.

Jadhav, the 46-year-old former naval officer, has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage and subversive activities Pakistan claims its security forces had arrested Jadhav from the restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran. It also claimed that he was "a serving officer in the Indian Navy."

The Pakistan Army had also released a "confessional video" of Jadhav after his arrest. However, India denied Pakistan's contention and maintained that Jadhav was kidnapped by the Pakistan authorities. India had acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government.

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  • Sheikh, Karkala

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Here, a person was lynched just because he had consumed beef. People have no regrets for that. We are all got together to save a person from being executed. What an irony!

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Foreign traitors should be given death penalty in any country , No need of appeal ,

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Only option is do a military style rescue commando operation. We may not be successful. But it will send a strong message to Pakistan. If we succeed then..........

    International diplomacy Pakistan has cares 2 hoots as China will always support Pakistan against India.
    Rest of the world only talks. They won't care for a individual prisoner

    We have to prove we can take care of ourselves.

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  • RAMPA, MOON

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    HE ALREADY CONFESS IN THE VIDEO FROM HIS FREE WILL.

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