new Delhi: Pakistan is now refusing to accept the decision of the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. After the ICJ decision, Pakistan has been continuously putting obstacles in every path or trying to shut down whatever path there was to bring Jadhav back to India. His humorous attitude has been exposed to Pakistan by doing so.
On Thursday (July 23), Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Shrivastava told about the Jadhav related case, Pakistan’s Imran Khan government has demanded a lawyer to petition the Islamabad High Court. The Pakistan government has appealed to the court in its petition to appoint a lawyer for the Jadhav case so that it can fulfill its responsibility to implement the decision of the ICJ.
Srivastava said, Pakistan advised India that related documents can only be handed over to an authorized Pakistani lawyer. After this, India also appointed a Pakistani lawyer to get related documents but Pakistan still did not provide the documents.
Please tell that India asked Pakistan to give Jadhav consular access on 23 July but he refused. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said that the diplomats could not tell Jadhav about his legal rights and he was also prevented from taking Jadhav’s written consent for legal representation.
Pakistan has been repeatedly obstructing Jadhav’s release
During a press briefing, a spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, India had tried to file a review petition for Jadhav on July 18, but the lawyer appointed by India was told that he had no power. There is no off attorney. Let us tell you that on Wednesday (July 22) the Pakistan government had filed an application in the Islamabad High Court, demanding the appointment of a legal representative for Kulbhushan Jadhav. The Ministry of Law and Justice of Pakistan did not consult the Government of India before filing an application in this matter under the federal ordinance.
Pakistan pled 6-page petition in Jadhav case
In the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, several days after Pakistan’s ordinance ended for review and reconsideration, the Imran Khan government of the neighboring country has filed a 6-page petition in the Islamabad High Court. Significantly, before this, Pakistan had also claimed that Jadhav refused to review the petition. He allowed Jadhav to meet Indian diplomats last week under the facility of consular access, but according to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, arrangements with Jadhav were such that free talks were not allowed.
Kulbhushan Jadhav is imprisoned in Pakistan jail for 5 years
Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired 50-year officer of the Indian Navy, was sentenced to death in April 2017 by a Pakistan military court in an alleged case of espionage and terrorism. Kulbhushan Jadhav is in Pakistani jail since the year 2016. Pakistan alleges that Kulbhushan Jadhav is a spy. However, this claim has been rejected on behalf of India many times. In 2017, India raised the matter in the ICJ regarding the Jadhav case. In July last year, the court asked Pakistan to give consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and revisit the death sentence. But Pakistan is also bent on violating the ICJ decision.