Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said the treatment meted out by the Pakistani authorities to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother was “an insult to 130 crore Indians”.
“The misbehaviour of Pakistan with the wife and the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav was misbehaviour with all 130 crore Indians.”
“Regardless of political differences, when it comes to the country’s dignity and another country misbehaves with our mothers and sisters, it will not be tolerated,” said Azad.
The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Azad, also said Pakistan must take responsibility of Jadhav’s life as he was in their custody.
The Congress leader said that he wanted to say a lot of things but could not since the government has cautioned him as it might risk the process of ensuring Jadhav’s freedom, who is on death row in Pakistan over espionage charges.
“The false allegations that Pakistan has levelled against Jadhav can become more problematic if we make too much noise.
Later, other political parties endorsed Sushma Swaraj’s statement and extended their support to the government.
Jadhav’s mother and wife met him in Islamabad on Monday after 22 months, since his arrest by Pakistan.