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Kulbhushan Jadhav's family humiliated in Pakistan: Why have all the peacemongers of India gone into slumber?
After mounting international pressure through the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and to some extent due to diplomatic efforts from India, after a lot of initial reluctance, Pakistan ultimately allowed Kulbhusan Jadhav's wife and mother to visit him on Monday.

Former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, 47, had been arrested in March last year and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of spying.

Pakistan claimed that the meeting was a "humanitarian gesture", and a show of "goodwill". However, Indian foreign affairs department informed through a press briefing that Pakistan had violated all mandatory diplomatic obligations during the meeting.

Various news reports and visuals confirmed how Pakistan humiliated Kulbhushan's mother and wife which included being heckled by the Pakistani media. The medical report released by the Pakistani authorities claiming that Kulbhushan is in excellent health has also turned out to be fake.

While the Indian media continues to raise its voice over such uncivilised coercion meted out to Jadhav's family in Pakistan, I really feel surprised,why the entire Indian secular industry including the award wapsi gang, antillectuals and peaceniks have gone into slumber? None of the politicians of the secular brigade has reacted on such an inhuman act of Pakistan. I didn't come across a single statement or tweet from any of the peacemongers or Pakistan apologists like Sudhindra Kulkarni condemning Pakistan over its low-level diplomacy. Even the ever so vocal eminent citizens of India including Akhilesh Yadav, Omar Abdullah, Mamata Banerjee, Rajdeep Sardesai, Shekhar Gupta etc haven't reacted or uttered a single word.

The Congress, although criticised the government over its failure to facilitate a dignified meeting between Jhadav and his family members, remained silent over Pakistan's morally pervert act.

But when the MEA has informed that Pakistan violated all diplomatic obligations it was expected to observe during the meeting, how can the Indian government be blamed? The Indian government did its job by compelling Pakistan to allow Jadhav's family to meet him. If Pakistan was violating basic diplomatic norms, what could have India done while the family was on Pakistani soil?

On the other hand, why didn't the Congress condemn Pakistan directly? Also, shouldn't questions be asked from former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and former Vice President of India Hamid Ansari who were engaged with Pakistani dignitaries for development of relations between India and Pakistan citing track two diplomacy? No former Prime Minister or former Vice President should have indulged in any dialogue with Pakistan without information to the government of the day.

But then, what stopped Dr Manmohan Singh and Hamid Ansari from criticising Pakistan? The Congress leaders can literally abuse the Prime Minister of the country but don't have the courage to denounce an uncivilised act of an enemy nation!

It's a known fact that many secular-playing-politicians refrain from condemning Pakistan out of fear of losing votes of Indian Muslims. But with this mindset, they only insult Indian Muslims by questioning their loyalty towards the nation. Indian Muslims might have some reservations about supporting a particular party but their loyalty towards the nation is unquestionable. No Muslim of India will ever put Pakistan over India.

Now let's come to the award wapsi gang and the Wagah candle-walas also referred to as the "Wagah mombatti brigade" (who observe candles light vigils at almost every instance on India-Pakistan border). Although these people are very strident whenever people object to Pakistani artistes working in India, they had nothing to say on the humiliation suffered by Kulbhushan Jadhav's family in Pakistan. My question to them is, where do their loyalties lie?

There is no doubt that the issue is a delicate one as Jadhav, our fellow Indian national is on a death row in an enemy nation. Thus, we should act with utmost care after a lot of deliberation. More importantly, we should remain united over the issue as a nation. The first job at hand is to get Jadhav back safely. However, in the meanwhile, peaceniks arguing for dialogue between India and Pakistan should take a backseat. Just because Indian people are tolerant and patient doesn't mean that they can be taken for a ride by such peacemongers!

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