New Delhi, May 20: Former military dictator and President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf on Friday said that Indian Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death on the charges of ‘syping’ by a Pakistani military court is more dangerous than Ajmal Kasab who carried out 26/11 attacks at various locations of India in which 164 people were killed. Speaking to Pakistan’s ARY News, Musharraf said that Kulbhushan Jadhav is a bigger terrorist than Kasab.
Parvez Musharraf said that Ajmal Kasab, who was hanged in India for 26/11 Mumbai attacks, was “just a pawn”, while Jadhav, the Indian national Pakistan claims is a spy, “may have killed” people. Musharraf, who has been facing high treason charges in his own country for abrogating the constitution in November 2007, said, “Kasab was just a pawn but Jadhav was fueling terrorism and may have killed a number of people in sabotage activities.” Musharraf also said that Pakistan shouldn’t have appeared at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) since the case relates to the nations’s security. “None has the right to dictate us about our security,” Musharraf added.
On Thursday, The ICJ stayed Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution saying that since the case comes in the court’s jurisdiction, Pakistan cannot execute Kulbhushan Jadhav till the final verdict is out. “Pakistan will take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr Jadhav is not executed before the final verdict is out in these proceedings and shall inform the court of all the measures in implementation of the order,” said ICJ President Ronny Abraham. On April 10, Pakistan’s military court had awarded death sentence to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav alleged espionage and terrorism in the country. “Indian RAW agent has been given death sentence through Field General Court-martial (FGCM ) by Pakistan Army for espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan,” announced Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR-media wing of Pakistan Armed Forces).
While Pakistan claimed that India Jadhav was arrested from Balochistan province in March 2016 and was then sentenced on the charges of spying, India has always asserted that Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired naval officer, was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities.
Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was tried in the Bombay high court after he was sentenced to death by it. After the hanging was upheld by the Bombay high court, he then appealed to the Supreme Court of India which also upheld the sentence, while Jadhav was sentenced within a year of his arrest.