Shatrughan Sinha urges Indians not to create havoc in Kulbhushan Jadhav case


New Delhi, Dec 26 (TNS): After the mother and wife of former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav met him in Pakistan, Bollywood legend Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday appealed people not to create havoc as it is a diplomatic issue and might complicate the matter, Indian media reported.

“This is a very sensitive issue. The way MEA Sushma Swaraj and the Central government is working on this under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going towards a positive direction. I appeal people not to create havoc. It is a diplomatic issue, and it should be solved on diplomatic channels peacefully,” Shatrughan Sinha told ANI.

Islamabad has repeatedly rejected New Delhi’s plea for consular access to Jadhav at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging he was not an ordinary person and had entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities.

Dismissing India’s stance on Jadhav, Pakistan submitted its reply to the ICJ in the case on December 13.

The reply, which was submitted by the Foreign Office’s Director, Fariha Bugti, also claimed that Jadhav’s case did not fall under the purview of the Vienna Convention.