On the third day of the hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, where Senior Counsel Harish Salve put India's argument before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the advocate spoke about the Pulwama terror attack which was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed.
During his argument, he also said that Pakistan does state sponsorship of terrorism. While making his case about the country being flourishing ground for terror groups, he mentioned several entities including Al Qaeda, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba as well as Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim.
"Jadhav has become a pawn and a convenient tool for Pakistan to try to unsuccessfully divert the attention of the world from its own conduct which is well documented in public domain. These include state sponsorship of terrorism by including and allowing its territory to be used to train arms and finance and launch terrorist attacks on its neigbhours.
On February 14, 2019 a dastardly terror attack was carried out in India by Pakistan-based and UN-proscribed entity killing 40 Indian security personnel. The act received global condemnation. The US called on Pakistan to end immediate support to terror groups whose only goal is to spread chaos and violence in the region.
Pakistan is used as a safe haven by UN proscribed terrorist entities - Al Qaeda, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e- Taiba, Falah-e-Insaniyat network and individuals including Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim and others. More than 13 individual entities who are proscribed by counter-terrorism committee pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution are from Pakistan," he said.
He also spoke about Iran's charge against Pakistan on terrorism.
"Iran said Pakistan government must be made accountable for attacks which are planned and carried out by terrorists' group in Pakistan," he said. He also read out a statement by Iran on terror activities carried out by Pakistan on its soil.
Nearly 40 CRPF personnel were killed after a suicide bomber attacked a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district with a vehicle laden with explosives. The convoy comprised 78 buses in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.
Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistan-based terrorist group, claimed the responsibility for the attack which left the bus extensively damaged in the blast.