‘Farcical Case’- India on Pakistan blocking Review of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Case
On Thursday-India accused Pakistan of blocking all avenues for an effective review of the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death for alleged involvement in spying, and said it reserved its rights to avail of further remedies.
The external affairs ministry said that Islamabad has systematically blocked access to the former naval officer, not providing documents related to his case, and violating the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) order for a review of his conviction, the Minister said a day after Pakistan government petitioned the Islamabad high court to appoint a lawyer to represent Jadhav for filing a review petition against his death sentence.
“[Pakistan] has blocked all the avenues for an effective remedy available for India,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava told a weekly briefing.
“Pakistan has completely failed to provide the remedy as directed by the ICJ and India reserves its position in the matter, including its rights to avail of further remedies,” he said, without giving details.