Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India slams Pakistan over inconsistencies in Right to Appeal Verdict

Anushka Sharma –

Published On: November 19, 2021 at 13:59 IST

India said on Thursday that a new Law approved by Pakistan that would give Kulbhushan Jadhav the opportunity to Appeal his Conviction and Death Sentence has flaws.

The bill was passed on Wednesday. The International Court of Justice has ordered the Country in 2019 to ensure that Jadhav’s Conviction be reviewed and that India be granted consular access to him.

In April 2017, a Military Court in Pakistan sentenced Jadhav, an Indian citizen and former Naval Officer, to Death for allegedly espionage for India.

India has Accused Pakistan of denying it unrestricted consular access to Jadhav on numerous occasions.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs said Pakistan has failed to create a fair environment for Jadhav’s trial.

“We have seen reports of Pakistan enacting into Law the earlier ordinance that was ostensibly enacted to bring into effect the Judgement of the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case,” foreign ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. “Nothing could have been further from the truth.”

Bagchi said that the new statute did not create a structure for the International Court of Justice-mandated review and reconsideration of Jadhav’s case. “The Law simply codifies the shortcomings of the previous Ordinances,” a government spokesman explained.

India has consistently requested that the International Court of Justice’s Judgement be followed “In letter and spirit,” according to the Officials.

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