Give access to Jadhav, India tells Pak.

Multiple requests from India submitted earlier are pending, a source said
Pakistan can immediately grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav acting upon the multiple pending requests on the matter from India, says a diplomatic source. The comment came a day after the International Court of Justice at The Hague pointed out in its verdict that Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention by not granting consular access to the former Indian Navy official who was given a death sentence by a Pakistani military court in 2017. “Pakistan already has several formal requests from us regarding consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. We hope they act on these requests now without delay,” said a diplomatic source indicating that there is no need for a fresh request from India for getting access to Mr. Jadhav. India made several submissions to Pakistan for allowing Indian officials to visit Jadhav in custody that did not get a positive response from Islamabad till the verdict from the ICJ. The diplomatic source said that a Pakistani response to the pending requests from India will be desirable as further delay in this matter is not acceptable given the majority verdict at the ICJ. The court, in its 42-page verdict on July 17, had instructed Pakistan not to carry out the death sentence, and urged it to review and reconsider the sentence. Earlier, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Pakistan should comply with the ICJ’s directive and provide consular access to Mr. Jadhav without “any further delay”. It was time for Pakistan “to act” and help Indian consular officers in meeting Mr Jadhav who has not been seen for months, he said. Pakistan maintained that Mr Jadhav did not carry his authentic Indian passport while entering its territory and alleged that he carried a fake travel document.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/give-access-to-jadhav-india-tells-pak/article28567463.ece

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