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Kulbhushan Jadhav Has Been Denied Consular Access By Pak, MEA Responds

Written By Yash Sanghvi | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Raveesh Kumar: Continuously reminded Pakistan that the ICJ judgement should be respected and implemented
  • In a major violation of the judgement passed by the ICJ Pakistan refused to grant India it’s second consular access
  • The ICJ had called out Pakistan for violating the Vienna Convention

The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar gave an address on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case with regards to Pakistan denying Jadhav his International Court of Justice (ICJ) mandated second consular access on Thursday. He said that they have continuously reminded Pakistan that the ICJ judgement should be respected and implemented, moving forward from here. “We would like to remain in touch with the Pakistani side through diplomatic channels and beyond that I don’t think it is proper for me to get into the details as to how it is going to be done as I have mentioned in the past as well these things have been discussed through diplomatic channels and that is where I would like to leave it at this point of time,” he added.

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Major violation of the judgement passed by the ICJ

In a major violation of the judgement passed by the ICJ in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Pakistan on Thursday refused to grant India it’s second consular access to Jadhav, as per sources. The sources further report that Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal has said in his weekly press briefing that India will not be granted consular access to Jadhav again. India was granted its first consular access to Jadhav on September 2, 2019, since his detention in 2016.

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ICJ had called out Pakistan

The ICJ had on July 17, gave a unanimous decision (15-1) in favour of India. Pronouncing its verdict in the matter, the ICJ had called out Pakistan for violating the Vienna Convention, declaring that Pakistan had breached the Vienna Convention by not informing India about Jadhav's detention. 

The ICJ verified the legality of India approaching the court in the matter and reaffirmed its jurisdiction in the case. It declared that Pakistan breached Vienna Convention by not informing India about Jadhav's detention. It ordered Pakistan to provide India consular access to Jadhav. It also said that Pakistan must review and reconsider its conviction of the sentence of Jadhav and declared a continued stay on the execution of Jadhav.

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