Amid allegations of bribery by opposition lawmakers, the government slammed a bill against Jadhav, along with another $ 20, through Parliament on Thursday.
The protesters began to march and protested the lack of numbers three times, but each time the chair announced that the house was in order and continued business. This forced the protesters to stage violent protests. He gathered in front of the speaker and began uttering such words as “Modi ka jo yaar hai gaddar hai, gaddar hai (Who is Modi’s friend is a rebel)” and “Kulbhushan ko chini do (Hang Kulbhushan)”.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Ahsan Iqbal said the government had included the money in a legal proposal to provide access to an Indian spy.
The bill, “The Supreme Court (Review and Reconsideration) Bill, 2020”, was moved by law minister Farogh Naseem into the house.
In July 2019, the ICJ found in its judgment that Pakistan has a responsibility to provide a fair review of Jadhav against his arrest. In a bid to reach a decision on the case, the lawmaker said it was necessary to review the status of Pakistan’s decision. “This can only be done by law,” Naseem said, adding that it was necessary to bring legislation to give access to Jadhav in accordance with the ICJ ruling.
Opponents have criticized the government for providing “NRO” to Kulbhushan, while the minister claims to speak the Indian language and achieve his goals. The NRO refers to the National Reconciliation Order in which Benazir Bhutto (and many others) were able to return to Pakistan from exile whose charges against them were dropped. The term is now used to describe an attempt to apply the law of salvation.
Naseem said he was shocked by the opposition’s actions and apparently did not read the ICJ’s verdict. “If we had not announced the law and did not move for the law to be passed, India would have gone to the UN Security Council and made the ICJ take action against Pakistan for contempt of court,” the minister said.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said opposition parties speak the Indian language. “India wants us not to pass this law, while the opposition members are following suit,” he said.
The government had already enacted the law by enacting a law in May last year, after the ICJ ruling in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Among the opposition parties, a parliamentary and legislative committee in the National Assembly approved on October 21 last year a document calling for Jadhav to be tried.
Jadhav, according to Pakistan, was arrested on March 3, 2016 from the Balochistan region of Mashkhel. New Delhi, however, claimed to be a retired Indian police officer arrested in Iran.
Pakistan’s secret military court sentenced him to death in April 2017. His trial in the case was rejected by the appellate court. At India’s request, the ICJ barred Pakistan from killing him.