Kulbhushan Jadhav, the 51-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017.
Fifty-year-old retired Indian Navy officer Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017.
The move comes after Pakistan court ordered the Pakistan government to give 'another chance' to India to appoint a counsel for the death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The Pakistan government, in a petition, asked the Islamabad High Court to appoint a legal representative for Kulbhushan Jadhav so that it can fulfil its responsibility to see to the implementation of the ICJ’s decision.
The External Affairs Ministry said the consular officers could not engage Kulbhushan Jadhav on his legal rights and were prevented from obtaining his written consent for arranging his legal representation.
Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" in April 2017 following which India had moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking a stay on his death sentence.
Kulbhushan Jadhav has decided to go ahead with his pending mercy plea.
Harish Salve was the lead counsel for India in the Jadhav case at the ICJ which had last year ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to the retired naval officer.
Pakistan said that any step taken to implement the decision of the ICJ regarding Jadhav will be according to Pakistan's Constitution.
In a major victory for India, the ICJ had ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to Jadhav.
Pakistan had on September 2 granted India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, for the first time since his arrest in 2016.
The MEA, in a statement, said it awaits a comprehensive report on the meeting from the Charge d’ Affaires based on which it will decide the further course of action.
Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal wrote on Twitter on Sunday, "Consular access for...Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav is being provided on Monday 2 September 2019, in line with Vienna Convention on Consular relations, ICJ (International Court of Justice) judgment & the laws of Pakistan.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, 49, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage and terrorism' in April 2017.
Sushma Swaraj, who was rushed to AIIMS hospital in Delhi after suffering a cardiac arrest, died on Tuesday night.
Kulbhshan Jadhav, 49, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" in April 2017 following which India had moved the International Court of Justice
India sent a communication to Pakistan on Thursday, three days after it offered New Delhi consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav on Friday.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) had on July 17 ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty to Kulbhushan Jadhav and allow India consular access to him
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