Following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's stern warning to Pakistan on bilateral relations, National Conference (NC) leader Mustafa Kamal spewed a shocker by supporting Pakistan on the Kulbhushan Jadhav sentencing issue, saying that it is not correct for India to point fingers at another nation's legal proceedings.
"Pakistan has obeyed the law. Not correct for India to point fingers, being the largest democracy", Kamal told ANI.
However, Kamal stated that Pakistan is the biggest threat not just for India, but also for South Asia, and said that anyone accused of crime deserve a hearing.
"The government should reintroduce a bill to declare Pakistan a terror state. Pakistan is the biggest threat not for India but for South Asia as well", Kamal said.
UPROAR IN PARLIAMENT OVER ISSUE
Meanwhile, Parliament witnessed uproar over the issue, as Sushma Swaraj asserted that India's position on this matter is clear and there is no evidence of wrongdoing by Jadhav.
Swaraj said that Jadhav had his business in Iran and was kidnapped and taken to Pakistan.
Stating that the Pakistani government sought India's assistance to obtain evidence and other materials for the investigation process, she informed that in doing so, they levelled ridiculous charges against senior Indian officials who had no connection to this issue.
The External Affairs Minister further said that Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has conveyed India's position to Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Monday.
JADHAV ARRESTED BY PAK IN MARCH 2016
Jadhav, who was arrested in March last year by Pakistan and accused by the country of spying, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on Monday.
The move has sharply escalated tension between India and Pakistan.
Basit was summoned to protest at the conviction and sentence. India also said that Pakistan had ignored its multiple requests for consular access to Jadhav.