If Jadhav Is Executed, Recognise Balochistan As A Separate Country, Says Subramanian Swamy


Rajya Sabha MP and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today said New Delhi

should recongnise Balochistan as an independent nation if Pakistan

executes Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Jadhav, a former India naval officer, was awarded the death sentence by

a Pakistani military court after he was declared a “spy” in that country.

“If Pak hangs Jadhav then India must recognise Balochistan as an

independent country,” he said in a tweet.

Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament, Swamy said it was useless

to ask for consular access for Jadhav.

Noting that Pakistan targeted Jadhav after claiming he was creating

problem in Blochistan, the MP said, “We must threaten Pakistan that if

anything happens to Jadhav…We will consider Balochistan as independent

nation and call Baloch representatives and ask them to form a government

in exile.”

BJP MP and former Home Secretary R K Singh underscored the need for

adopting a policy of “strict reciprocity” with Pakistan.

He said a number of Pakistani nationals are arrested every month in

India trying to carry out terror strikes and if New Delhi starts

behaving the “same way, all of them will hang”.

“International relations are carried out on the basis of reciprocity.

And strict reciprocity, in my view, is the best course to adopt. In this

(Jadhav’s) case also, we need to adopt the course of strict

reciprocity,” Singh said.

He said Pakistan needs to understand that India arrests a number of

their citizens every month with weapons.

“Pakistanis will come across to the Valley to carry out terrorist

attacks with AK-47s, grenade launchers etc. They are put on trial, and

in jails for 10-12 years and sent back.

“If this sort of thing (sentencing and executing Jadhav) happens and we

(India) start behaving the same way, all of them will hang. We will set

up a special court, we will change the law. Pakistan needs to keep this

in mind,” he said.

Source : http://www.newspointapp.com



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