Committed to guard Kulbhushan Jadhav’s life: India

New Delhi, July 30

India on Thursday stated it was dedicated to defending the lifetime of Indian dying row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav amid reviews that the Islamabad High Court has constituted a two-member bench to listen to a evaluate petition in his case.

“We stand committed to protect the life of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated at a web based media briefing.

He was replying to a batch of questions referring to the case together with reviews that Islamabad High Court has constituted a bench to listen to a evaluate petition filed by the Pakistan authorities within the case.

“We reserve our position in the matter which includes the right to avail of further remedies,” Srivastava added.

India has been attacking Pakistan for failing to offer it unhindered and unimpeded consular entry to Jadhav as mandated in a judgment by the International Court of Justice.

Srivastava stated Pakistan had blocked all avenues for an efficient treatment obtainable for India within the case.

In a unilateral transfer, Pakistan filed the petition within the Islamabad High Court on July 22 in search of appointment of a “legal representative” for Jadhav.

However, the principle events, together with the Government of India, weren’t consulted forward of the submitting of the applying by the Ministry of Law and Justice beneath an ordinance which was enacted on May 20.

Jadhav, a 50-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to dying by a Pakistani navy court docket on prices of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India approached the International Court of Justice towards Pakistan for denial of consular entry to Jadhav and difficult the dying sentence.

The Hague-based ICJ dominated in July 2019 that Pakistan should undertake an “effective review and reconsideration” of the conviction and sentence of Jadhav and likewise to grant consular entry to India with out additional delay.

Pakistan enacted an ordinance referred to as the ‘International Court of Justice Review and Reconsideration Ordinance 2020’ on May 20 beneath which a petition for the evaluate of a navy court docket’s resolution may be made to Islamabad High Court by way of an utility inside 60 days of its promulgation.

The Pakistan authorities has claimed that Jadhav refused to file a evaluate petition or an utility to rethink the decision.

According to Pakistani media reviews, Islamabad High Court on Thursday constituted a two-member bench to listen to the evaluate petition filed by the Pakistan authorities in Jadhav’s case. PTI

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