Kulbhushan Jadhav Case ICJ Hearing: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has resumed the public hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, an Indian national arrested in Pakistan for alleged espionage in 2016.
Representing India and Kulbhushan Jadhav in ICJ, Harish Salve read out rules and convention that Pakistan violated by not giving consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.
He said: “Jadhav’s custody without providing consular access should be declared unlawful. Pakistan has not disclosed the case based on which it convicted Kulbhushan Jadhav. Its military court by any standard does not satisfy.”
The hearing comes at a time when tensions are running high between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack that left 40 CRPF personnel dead.
Pakistan will be allowed to make its submissions on Tuesday (February 19). During today’s hearing, New Delhi is expected to argue on humanitarian grounds.
Indian has alleged that Pakistan was breaking international rules and human rights laws by not allowing consular access to Jadhav. India will then file its reply the next day with Pakistan making its closing submissions on February 21.
While Harish Salve will represent India in the case at The Hague, the English Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi will argue for Pakistan.