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Kulbhushan issue: India asks Pakistan to implement ICJ verdict

Kulbhushan was purportedly “arrested” from Balochistan by Pakistani security forces on 3 March, 2016

India is in contact with Pakistan through diplomatic channels on implementation of International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, sources said.

“Last year the ICJ gave a decision in favour of India. We are in touch with Pakistan through diplomatic channels on implementation of ICJ decision,” sources said.

On 2 September last year, India’s Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan Gaurav Ahluwalia met Kulbhushan in Islamabad after Islamabad had granted consular access to the former naval officer.

In July, the ICJ, by a vote of 15-1, had upheld India’s claim that Pakistan has committed an egregious violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations on several counts.

The world court had ordered Islamabad to carry out an effective “review and reconsideration” of his conviction.

Kulbhushan was purportedly “arrested” from Balochistan by Pakistani security forces on 3 March, 2016, after he allegedly entered the country from Iran as claimed by Islamabad.

India has rejected Pakistan’s allegations about Jadhav’s involvement in spying and subversive activities and said he was kidnapped from the Iranian port of Chabahar where he was running a business.

In its verdict in the case on 17 July last year, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to undertake an “effective” review of the conviction and sentence of Jadhav and asked it to grant consular access to him without further delay.

On Pakistan raising the Kashmir issue at an online summit of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) on Monday, sources said Pakistan has been carrying out a propaganda against India on the issue and the international community is aware of it.

“It was part of a well-thought-out propaganda and we do not want to dignify it by commenting on it,” said a source.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the online summit of NAM, a grouping of 120 developing countries.

It was attended over 30 other Heads of States and governments and other leaders, including from member states in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe.

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