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Lahore HC bar association warns lawyers against taking Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Association chief accuses India of pressuring Pakistan to release Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, and demands that the Indian spy be hanged.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2017 14:28 IST
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Residents of Powai make a human chain demanding release of  Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been given death sentence, in Mumbai on Thursday.
Residents of Powai make a human chain demanding release of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been given death sentence, in Mumbai on Thursday.(Prashant Waydande/Ht PHOTO)

The Lahore High Court Bar Association said on Friday that it will take action against any lawyer who extends services to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court.

“The LHBA has unanimously decided to cancel the membership of any lawyer who offers his services to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav,” Lahore High Court Bar Association Secretary-General Amer Saeed Raan said after a meeting of the bar on Friday.

He said the bar has asked the government not to bow to any foreign pressure in the case of Jadhav.

“India has declared Jadhav its son and is putting pressure on the Pakistani government for his release. We demand that the Indian spy who is involved in playing with lives of Pakistanis should not be spared and the government (should) ensure his hanging,” he said.

Earlier, Pakistan’s top military commanders under army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa made it clear that “no compromise” shall be made on such “anti-state acts”.

The death sentence to Jadhav, 46, was confirmed by army chief Gen Bajwa after the Field General Court Martial found him guilty of “espionage and sabotage activities” in Pakistan.

India had acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government.