IHC to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav's case today

IHC to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case today


Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear a case today (Thursday) involving the appointment of a spy defense lawyer and an agent for the Intelligence Agency’s Research and Analysis Department (RAW) Kurbushan Jadaf.

By Chief Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mian Gull Hassan Olanzeb The justices of the High Court composed of Hassan Aurangzeb will hear the case.

IHC has not received a reply from the Indian Embassy in Islamabad, nor has anyone submitted a power of attorney on its behalf.

The source said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has written to the Indian High Commission in accordance with the order of the International Health Assembly. Pakistan said that Indian lawyers are not legally allowed to represent Kulbhushan in Pakistani courts.

On July 17, 2019, the International Court of Justice rejected the remedies sought by India, including abolishing the military court’s conviction of Kulbhushan Jadhav, releasing him and passing the Indian ruling safely.

Judge Abdulqavi Ahmed Yousaf, the judge who announced the verdict, told Pakistan to review the death sentence of a suspected Indian spy, saying Islamabad violated his right to consular visits. .

In its verdict, the court rejected many of India’s demands, including the abolition of the military court ruling that convicted Jadhav, the release of Jadhav and the safe passage through India.

The International Court of Justice found that Pakistan deprived India of the right to contact and contact Kulbushan Jadaf, visit him and arrange his legal representation, thus violating its obligations under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

The Hague court ordered “the effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Kurbshan Sudi Jadaf”.

The judge pointed out that Pakistan and India are signatories to the Vienna Convention.

It ruled: “The continued execution of the death penalty is a necessary condition for the effective review and reconsideration of Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav’s conviction and sentence.”

When the court found that Jadhav was guilty of terrorist activities in Pakistan, it ordered that Indian spies not be transferred to India. It ruled that Kulbushan Mountain will continue to be detained by Pakistan.

A Pakistani team led by the Minister of Justice attended the court. The team also included Dr. Mohamed Faisal, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the time.

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