Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan set to submit its reply to ICJ

Legal team will give briefing to PM Abbasi, other authorities before submitting it on December 13 in The Hague

Amir Khan November 19, 2017
Self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan has completed legal consultation before submitting its reply to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) related to the case of self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The legal team will give briefing to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other authorities before submitting it to the ICJ on 13 December in The Hague, Holland.

The reply will cover all aspects including proofs of Jadhav’s involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan and Islamabad’s objections to the New Delhi’s stance submitted with the IJC.

Sources said the response will be based on the Vienna Convention.

In response to Islamabad’s offer earlier this month to allow the Indian spy to meet his wife, New Delhi requested that his mother be permitted to accompany her as well.

Pakistan allows wife to meet Jadhav on ‘humanitarian grounds’

On Saturday, Pakistan said it had received India’s response and was considering the matter.

Commander Jadhav alias, Hussain Mubarak Patel, a serving Commander of the Indian navy, who was working with India’s premier intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), was apprehended by law-enforcement agencies on March 3, 2016 after he illegally crossed over into Pakistan.

The development, nevertheless, suggests that the two countries might be quietly discussing the subject. Pakistan’s decision to allow Jadhav to meet his wife could also be linked to the hearing of the case at the (ICJ.

The legal team will supplement all proofs of his involvement in the terrorist activities including his video and written confessions. According to the sources, the team will possibly inform ICJ that Jadhav came to Pakistan on the directions of India secret agency and he is involved in major terrorism acts.

Jadhav was tried according to Pakistani laws in a military court where all the requirements of justice and law were met. He was awarded death sentence when he was found guilty.

The Pakistan government will not release the Indian spy at any cost and no pressure will be accepted and laws of the land will be followed, the sources added.

After Pakistan’s submission of the reply, the ICJ will fix a date for hearing and will review the replies both from Pakistan and India. The legal teams of the two countries will also present their arguments.

The Pakistani team is hopeful that their stance will be accepted in the IJC which is according to the law.


M.Saeed | 4 years ago | Reply Kulbhushan has already accepted being an Indian spy assigned the duty of creating unrest and killings.
XoF | 4 years ago | Reply Start finding a new daddy India.
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