Kulbhushan Yadav has become the latest flash point between sworn enemies India and Pakistan. Pakistan has convicted the man and given him the death sentence. And India is accusing Pakistan of indulging into revengeful tactics to malign India’s rapport in the International community.
Who is speaking the truth, we may never know. Whether Kulbhushan Yadav is really an Indian spy, working for RAW, we may never know. But, what we do know is that there are gaping holes in Pakistan’s claim that Yadav is an Indian spy.
Loopholes in Pakistan’s claim that Kulbhushan Yadav is an Indian spy
- Khwaja Asif(Pakistan’s Defense Minister) said on the floor of the senate that there isn’t enough evidence to indict Yadav, which was quickly covered up by the foreign office which said that investigation are undergoing which will be completed soon.
- There were 13 attempts by India to gain consular access to Kulbhushan Yadav, all of which were denied.
- Pakistan has not been able to explain how he reached Pakistan from his Iran.
- He was not tried in a civilian court, but in a court martial under Pakistan Army Act. No proceedings were shown or published. How can a non-serving and non-combatant person be judged in a court martial?
- The case is based on a confession. Kulbhushan Yadav confessed when under security service’s detention, which would have never even considered as evidence in a civilian court.
- He was detained on March 3, but his arrest was announced on March 24. What happened in between?Torture?
He has been denied a free trial in an open court. He is not serving in Pakistan military, nor is a combatant, yet he was secretly tried in a military court. Case proceedings have not been published or shown.
If Pakistan is unable to come clean on Kulbhushan Yadav, it will just be a case of state sponsored murder.
Unlike Pakistan India gave Kasab a fair trial. In any case, the controversy surrounding this case is far from finished. In the months, which may be even years, to come we will see a lot of diplomatic tussle between India and Pakistan because of this case. The action may have just begun!