Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

USA urges India, Pak to engage in direct dialogue

USA urges India, Pak to engage in direct dialogue

"We hope we will get justice from the International Court of Justice and bring him back to India", Jadhav's friend Vijay Kanojiya said. Secondly, this matter is not a bilateral matter. "We will not respond in kind", Qureshi said. India accepted on day one Jadhav was an Indian national so there was no ambiguity about his nationality.

In 2000 the court dismissed Pakistan's claim, saying it had no jurisdiction in the case. I don't think Pakistan would announce the punishment this soon as they do not have the courage to do so. He also referred to a case between the USA and Mexico in which lives of 54 Mexicans were at stake as they faced execution.

'All that we know is what we have seen in the media in Pakistan, ' he added.

The ICJ began hearing Jadhav's case on Monday, India has told the court that basic human rights had been violated by Pakistan in handing out a death sentence to Jadhav.

Pakistan further accused Delhi of using the court as political theatre.

While the Pakistan Army had claimed Jadhav had been arrested in Saravan at the Iran-Pakistan border, Baloch leader Sarfaraz Bugti said he was picked up from Chaman in Balochistan.

■ India's application on Kulbhushan Jadhav is unnecessary and misconceived, Pakistan tells International Court of Justice.

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Pakistan is being represented by Khawar Qureshi at the ICJ.

On 8 May India on May 8 approached the global court to pursue impartiality for Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Treatment told the court that Jadhav's tape was doctored.

India has petitioned the ICJ, urging that it immediately suspend Jadhav's death sentence, expressing fears that Pakistan could execute him even before the hearing at ICJ.

Pakistan had denied India its 16 requests for consular access, India's lead attorney Harish Salve said. The ICJ had stayed the execution of Jadhav by Pakistan last week. Salve said the urgency of the case had forced New Delhi to approach the internatinal court at such short notice. His sentencing has become the latest flashpoint in India-Pakistan ties.

India also asked the ICJ to declare the decision illegal being violative of worldwide law and treaty rights and restrain Pakistan from acting in violation of the Vienna Convention and global law by giving effect to the sentence or the conviction in any manner, and directing it to release the convicted Indian National forthwith, if Pakistan is unable to annul the decision.

Pakistan said Jadhav had a 150-day period to seek clemency and could challenge his sentence in the high court.

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