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India accepts Pakistan’s offer of consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Jul, 2020. 03:34 pm
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India on Thursday has accepted Islamabad’s offer of consular access to arrested spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

According to the details, A senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission will meet him soon.

Earlier Additional Attorney-General Ahmed Irfan and the Foreign Office’s Director-General of South Asia and SAARC Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri conducted a press conference in Islamabad.

They told that Pakistan enacted on May 20 the International Court of Justice Review and Reconsideration Ordinance, 2020 which allows reviews petitions within a certain period of time.

The petitions can be filed to the Islamabad High Court, explained Irfan, adding that it, in this case, can be filed by Jadhav himself, an appointed representative or a consular official of the Indian High Commission.

He said the government had also repeatedly written to the Indian High Commission to file the petition and initiate the process for a review before the deadline.

In July last year, the International Court of Justice ordered Pakistan to provide consular access to Jadhav and review his death sentence.

It may be recalled that the Indian Navy officer Jadhav arrested on charges of espionage in Balochistan in March 2016 and sentenced to death by a military court a year later.

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