India on Thursday stated it was dedicated to defending the lifetime of Kulbhushan Jadhav amid stories that the Islamabad Excessive Court docket has constituted a two-member bench to listen to a evaluate petition in his case.
“We stand dedicated to guard the lifetime of Indian nationwide Kulbhushan Jadhav,” exterior 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 stories that Islamabad Excessive Court docket has constituted a bench to listen to a evaluate petition filed by the Pakistan authorities within the case.
“We reserve our place within the matter which incorporates the precise to avail of additional cures,” Mr Srivastava added.
India has been attacking Pakistan for failing to supply it unhindered and unimpeded consular entry to Mr Jadhav as mandated in a judgment by the Worldwide Court docket of Justice.
Mr Srivastava stated Pakistan has blocked all of the avenues for an efficient treatment out there for India within the case.
In a unilateral transfer, Pakistan filed the petition within the Islamabad Excessive Court docket on July 22, looking for appointment of a “authorized consultant” for Mr Jadhav.
Nonetheless, the principle events, together with the Authorities of India, weren’t consulted forward of the submitting of the applying by the Ministry of Legislation and Justice beneath an ordinance which was enacted on Might 20.
Mr Jadhav, a 50-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to loss of life by a Pakistani navy court docket on allegations of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India approached the Worldwide Court docket of Justice in opposition to Pakistan for denial of consular entry to Mr Jadhav and difficult the loss of life sentence.
The Hague-based ICJ dominated in July 2019 that Pakistan should undertake an “efficient evaluate and reconsideration” of the conviction and sentence of Mr Jadhav and in addition to grant consular
entry to India with out additional delay.
Pakistan enacted an ordinance referred to as the ”Worldwide Court docket of Justice Evaluate and Reconsideration Ordinance 2020” on Might 20 beneath which a petition for the evaluate of a navy court docket’s choice might be made to Islamabad Excessive Court docket via an utility inside 60 days of its enactment.
The Pakistan authorities has claimed that Mr Jadhav refused to file a evaluate petition or an utility to rethink the decision.
Based on Pakistani media stories, Islamabad Excessive Court docket on Thursday constituted a two-member bench to listen to the evaluate petition filed by the Pakistan authorities in Mr Jadhav’s case.