Indian appeal to ICJ over Kulbhushan Yadav, Pakistan's official response surface

Indian appeal to ICJ over Kulbhushan Yadav, Pakistan's official response surface
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ISLAMABAD - Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz confirmed on Wednesday that India has moved International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Kulbhushan Jadhav’s conviction.

While talking to media in Islamabad, Sartaj Aziz said that Pakistan is reviewing India’s plea against Jadhav’s death sentence and jurisdiction of ICJ.

He asserted that a statement will be issued in this regard in a couple of days.

In an application filed in ICJ, India has termed the conviction as “egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.” India states that it has been repeatedly denied consular access to Jadhav.

India alleges that Pakistan arrested Jadhav in Iran and "was then shown to have been arrested in Baluchistan" on March 3, 2016. It claims that he was carrying out business in Iran after being retired from Indian Navy.

India also alleges that they learnt of the arrest through a press release and were later notified on March 25, 2016.

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