India will do everything to secure justice for Jadhav: Rajnath

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Pak even alleged that Jadhav admitted he was there to "plan, coordinate, and organise espionage/sabotage activities aiming to destabilise and wage war against Pakistan" in the southwestern province of Balochistan and in the bustling port city of Karachi.

The daily, however, described as "shocking" the Pakistani military's decision to award death sentence to Jadhav, who was arrested previous year in Balochistan on charges of espionage and waging war against Islamabad.

Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, reportedly in Balochistan.

In this March 29, 2016 photo, journalists look a image of Indian.

A military court on Monday sentenced an Indian "spy" to death - threatening further divisions between Pakistan and India amid already heightened tensions.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told agitated lawmakers in Parliament that India would take up the issue with Pakistan at the highest level to ensure that justice was done to Kulbhushan Jadhav. "Ultimately Pakistan will end up in four pieces", he said.

India, through its High Commission in Islamabad, has repeatedly sought consular access to him, as provided for by worldwide law and 13 such requests were formally made between 25 March 2016 and 31 March 2017, the demarche said. "The death sentence given to Kulbushan Jadhav shows yet again how Pakistan's military court system rides roughshod over worldwide standards", Biraj Patnaik, South Asia Director, Amnesty global, said in response to Pakistan military court sentencing Jadhav to death for alleged spying.

The Indian External Affairs Ministry said Jadhav, whose family lives in Mumbai, was sentenced "without observing basic norms of law and justice" and if he was hanged, it would be a "premeditated murder". However, Pakistan refused to let him go and denied permission to Indian authorities to meet Jadhav. However, Pakistan denied this access, in turn violating the convention and breaching worldwide law.

Just like the Indian foreign office, they did not have the slightest inkling of Jadhav having been put on trial in Pakistan. "The exact circumstances are unclear and can only be ascertained if we have consular access to him", which has been denied by the Pakistani authorities.

According to him, "Jadhav is just not an Indian citizen, whatever he did, he did for our nation".

Espionage has always been a tense subject between Pakistan and India. After his arrest, the Pakistan government also released a video which showed Jadhav accepting the charges levied against him.

The entire House is one and is standing with the government in whatever decision it takes, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien assured Sushma Swaraj.