Kulbhushan Jadhav case : May have to go back to ICJ as Pakistan refuses to give access says Advocate Harish Salve

Explaining something to Pakistan is just wasteful efforts. So it is necessary to tell something to Pakistan in the language it understands !

New Delhi – India’s counsel in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Harish Salve has said that the country may have to go back to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to get direction as Pakistan has failed to act on the court’s decision and give access to the retired Indian Navy official. Kulbhushan Jadhav, accused of spying by Pakistan, was sentenced to death by now-abolished military courts in April 2017. In its July 2019 order, the ICJ had asked Pakistan to undertake an “effective” review of the conviction and sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav and asked it to grant consular access to him without further delay. Kulbhushan Jadhav is in Pak jail since year 2016.

“It has become a big ego problem in Pakistan. We have written them several letters, they just keep denying. I think we have reached a point where we may have to decide on whether we want to go back to the ICJ for the consequential directions. Pakistans has just not moved ahead,” he said.