Pak has failed to implement ICJ judgment in Kulbhushan Jadhav case: MEA

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Kulbhushan Jadhav
Kulbhushan Jadhav. (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): India today again hit out at Pakistan for failing to implement the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment in Kulbhushan Jadhav case that wants a free and fair trial of the former Navy officer.

While slamming Pakistan over the issue, MEA spokesman Anurag Srivastava said, “Government of Pakistan has failed to create an environment under which the allegations against Jadhav can be seriously and effectively challenged.”

“They need to implement the ICJ judgment in its letter and spirit and this include provision of all relevant documents to the case as well as providing unconditional, unhindered and unimpeded consular access to Shri Jadhav,” the MEA spokesman said while addressing the weekly press briefing here.

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017. India has rejected the charges and maintained that he was abducted from Iran where he had gone in connection with his business and false case has been foisted on him.

Just weeks after the sentence, India had approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and challenging the death sentence.