Pakistan offers India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan offers India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav
Pakistan offers India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan has offered the consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav tomorrow. Raveesh Kumar, MEA while addressing the media said, “We have received a proposal from Pakistan. We are evaluating the proposal in the light of ICJ judgment.

We will maintain communication with Pakistan in this matter through diplomatic channels.” Likewise, he said, “The proposal sent by Pakistan is being evaluated by us as per the guidelines are given by ICJ. Whatever response is to be sent will be given by us timely through diplomatic channels.”

This means Indian officials can meet Kulbhushan Jadhav on Friday, after the major setback in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In a big win for India, the world court had ruled on July 17, that Pakistan must review the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav. The 49-year-old Kubhushan Jadhav is a retired Indian Navy Officer, who was sentenced by Pakistan Military Court who is charged with “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017.

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Prior to this, Indian delegation moved to the International Court of Justice, to put a stay order on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence. The ICJ ordered Pakistan to make an “effective review and reconsideration” of the conviction and death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Also, ICJ asked Pakistan to grant consular access to India without further delay.

-PTC News