Jadhav issue to be settled ICJ

Kulbhushan Jadhav
Jadhav issue to be settled ICJ

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN’s principal judicial organ will be settling the Kulbhushan Jadhav issue during a public hearing at the Great Hall of Justice housed in the Peace Palace at The Hague in Netherlands where India and Pakistan will be asked to present their case over the contentious Jadhav issue.

India on May 8 moved a petition before the UN Body to seek justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav, 46, alleging violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by Pakistan after its 16 requests for consular access to the former naval officer was consistently denied.

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A Pakistani military court awarded death sentence to Jadhav last month for alleged espionage and subversive activities. Pakistan has also not responded to the request for visas applied by Jadhav’s family. Jadhav was arrested on March 3 last year.

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