Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan asks India to appoint lawyer to represent him

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan asks India to appoint lawyer to represent him
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The Islamabad High Court Thursday asked the Foreign Office to clear India’s misunderstanding on Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

It asked to clear the air about the court’s jurisdiction on hearing Jadhav’s case. This pertains to implement the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

50-year-old Kulbhushan Jadhav is a retired Indian Navy officer. He was given a death sentence by a Pakistani military court on espionage charges in April 2017.

India had approached the ICJ against Pakistan for denying consular access to Jadhav and challenging the death sentence.

The international court had ruled in 2019 that Pakistan must undertake an effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Jadhav. It had also asked it to grant consular access to India without further delay.

Moreover, the ICJ had asked Pakistan to provide a proper forum for appeal against the sentence.

However, the Pakistani government has been asking India to appoint a lawyer to represent Jadhav.

Furthermore, the plea to annul the death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav was rejected by the ICJ.

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