Islamabad HC says Government of India shows reluctance to join proceedings in jadhav case

7 oct 2020

Islamabad HC says Government of India shows reluctance to join proceedings in jadhav case

The government of India shows reluctance to join proceedings in jadhav case and to avail him the remedy provided under the International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) Ordinance, 2020 says Islamabad HC.

The High Court has given an opportunity for the Government of India to appoint a defence counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav in last order. The Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed that the Government of India has not made any attempt to approach the court directly despite of the opportunities given.

Pakistan violated Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 by not informing Kulbhushan Jadhav without delay of his rights under Article 36(1)(b) to have consular access says ICJ.

The court said that it is important to proceed with abunbant caution when right to life and right to fair trial are involved in jadhav case.