Veterans seek govt help on Jadhav release
A group of veterans on Wednesday came out in support of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy official arrested by Pakistan on charges of spying, and demanded “strong action” by the government in securing his immediate release and return home. At a press conference, the military veterans even demanded reviewing of all treaties with Pakistan, including the water-sharing agreement, to demonstrate such a strong approach. The group, led by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)MLA Col (retd) Devendra Sehrawat, claimed that Jadhav was “abducted” by the ISI from Iran and was taken to Pakistan. The External Affairs Ministry had also on Tuesday alleged that he could have been “abducted” from Iran. Sehrawat said veterans across the country will write to President Pranab Mukehrjee and PM Narendra Modi to take steps to secure his release.