Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to make closing arguments today
New Delhi : Pakistan will be making their closing arguments in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday, defending their decision of death term for Kulbhushan Jadhav.
India on Wednesday asked the court to at least direct Islamabad to hold the trial in a “civilian court” and grant him all legal recourse, including consular access.
During the final arguments, India asked the court to annul the Pakistan court's decision.
Joint Secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs Deepak Mittal said: “Annul the decision of the military court and restrain Pakistan from giving effect to the (death) sentence. Release Jadhav and ensure his safe passage to India. If not, then direct a trial under normal law before civilian courts with full consular access.”
Mittal requested the top UN court to declare that Pakistan acted in breach of Article 36 of Vienna Convention, failed to inform Jadhav of his rights and declined consular access to him.
“India requests this court to adjudge and declare that Pakistan acted in egregious breach of Article 36 of Vienna Convention,” he said.