'Angry' India hit streets to oppose Jadhav's death sentence

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India] Apr. 11 (ANI): The death sentence handed out to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan has left Indians angered. While Members of Parliament condemned Pakistan for awarding a 'biased' death sentence to Jadhav, common Indians hit the streets in many cities to condemn Pakistan and extend support to Jadhav. A Pakistan military court on Monday awarded a death sentence to Jadhav on the charges of spying and fomenting unrest in Balochistan. Several protestors on Tuesday assembled near the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to express their solidarity with Jadhav. Delhi police took some of the protestors into their custody as they moved towards the Pakistan High Commission raising anti-Pakistan slogans and demanding safe release of Jadhav. A Childhood friend of Jadhav, Tulsidas Pawar, has started a signature campaign in Mumbai to get him freed from the clutches of Pakistan. He told ANI, "When a case was fabricated against Jadhav then we had requested the Indian government to take a tough stance on the matter but that didn't happen." He was happy that now the government is taking this matter very seriously. "Jadhav always wanted to serve the country and was very happy when he got job with the Indian Navy," said Pawar. Meanwhile, support for Jadhav is building up across India. The youth wing of the Lok Janshakti Party also staged a protest in Patna against Pakistan in support of Jadhav. Similar protests were reported from Mumbai and Nagpur in Maharashtra, Hyderabad in Telangana, Moradabad in UP, Ludhiana in Punjab, Kolkata in West Bengal and other cities. (ANI)