Kulbhushan Jadhav (Photo Credits: PTI / File)
Regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian citizen imprisoned in a Pakistani jail, Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said that Pakistan has not been able to fulfill its obligations to implement the ICJ decision in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Basic issues need to be addressed, including the provision of relevant documents and granting unaffected consular access to Kulbhushan. Which Pakistan has not done. Pakistan has already rejected the demand of India appointing an Indian lawyer to contest the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, citing any alternative to change the law.
Please tell that India has demanded to provide a lawyer to fight the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistani court. But Pakistan is denying this. Earlier, the Government of Pakistan was instructed by the Islamabad High Court to give India another chance to appoint a lawyer to represent Jadhav. At the same time, the Ministry of External Affairs has said that Pakistan has closed all avenues to get an effective solution for India in this matter.
ANI’s tweet: –
Pakistan has not been able to fulfill its obligations to implement ICJ judgment in Kulbhushan Jhadav case, in its letter & spirit. Basic issues they need to address include provision of relevant documents & providing unimpeded consular access to Kulbhushan: Anurag Srivastava, MEA pic.twitter.com/VpFOY6lVbB
– ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2020
Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death in April 2017 by a Pakistan military court on charges of ‘espionage’. India had approached the ICJ to challenge this decision. The Hague-based ICJ had imposed a moratorium on the death penalty and said that Pakistan should hold Jadhav guilty and effectively review the sentence and provide diplomatic access to India without delay.