India submits pleadings to ICJ in Jadhav case

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Sep 2017 07:56:09


THE HAGUE/NEW DELHI,

Sept 13,

(IANS)

INDIA on Wednesday submitted its written pleadings to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that resumed hearing in the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court. The judicial body of the United Nations had earlier fixed time limits for the filing of the initial pleadings in the case.

“India has today (Wednesday) submitted its memorial to the International Court of Justice in the Jadhav case involving egregious violation of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 by Pakistan. This is in furtherance of our application filed before the court on May 8, 2017,” Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

The court had fixed June 13, September 13 and December 13 as dates for India to file its documents and for Pakistan to file counter-documents. The order was made after taking into account the views of the parties, said an ICJ statement.