Pakistan will file its second counter-memorial within the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday, on the conviction of retired Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to dying in April final yr on prices of espionage and terrorism.
The 400-page reply can be submitted by International Workplace Director India Dr Fareha Bugti, who has arrived at The Hague for the aim, Geo TV reported.
Pakistan’s rejoinder has been ready by a workforce of consultants led by Pakistan’s Legal professional Basic.
Islamabad, in its counter-memorial, states that Jadhav isn’t an extraordinary individual and doesn’t fall underneath the purview of the Vienna Conference.
On April 17, India had submitted a recent set of pleadings within the ICJ. The pleadings have been filed in response to Pakistan’s submissions to the courtroom.
Pakistan was given time till July 17 by the courtroom to file its response (rejoinder).
It might be recalled that India first approached the courtroom on Might eight final yr, for egregious violations of the provisions of the Vienna Conference on Consular Relations, 1963, by Pakistan within the matter.
The courtroom, on Might 18 final yr, indicated provisional measures as requested by India and handed an order obligating Pakistan to not perform the sentence that was awarded to Jadhav by a farcical trial by Pakistan.
As per the courtroom order, India had filed written pleadings (Memorial) within the case on September 13, 2017, and Pakistan filed its counter-memorial in December final yr.
Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan, Pakistan, over prices of alleged involvement in espionage and subversive actions for India’s intelligence company – the Analysis and Evaluation Wing (RAW).
India, nevertheless, maintains that Jadhav was a former naval officer and kidnapped from Iran, the place he had enterprise pursuits after retiring from the Indian Navy.
On April 10, 2017, Jadhav was sentenced to dying by a Discipline Basic Court docket Martial (FGCM) in Pakistan.
Over a month later, the ICJ stayed the hanging after India approached it towards the dying sentence.
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