The Hague, May 15: India today called for immediate suspension of #KulbhushanJadhav's sentence accusing Pakistan of violating Vienna Convention of consular access. Putting India's side strongly and confidently, Senior Counsel Harish Salve reiterated India's stand in Kulbhushan Jadhav case saying that - Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran and his confession is under duress while in military custody of Pakistan.
Salve harped upon the point that the charge sheet on Kulbhushan Jadhav was not given to India by Pakistan, Pakistan never informed about Kulbhushan Jadhav arrest and prima facie the Kulbhushan Case evident that Pakistan has violated the Vienna Convention on Consular access.
International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague began its hearing on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence by Pakistan. ICJ Judge availed India a "short extension" beyond 90 minutes to present its case.
Making India's side stronger, Harish Salve said that even if Jadhav applies for clemency, it is made clear by Pakistan that there is no judicial remedy available to him. Pakistan repeatedly denied consular access to #India & no document of Kulbhushan Jadhav's trial process was given by Islamabad. India seeks annulment of the deaths sentence.
Salve stressed that the unanimity of Indians on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and said that Indians fears Kulbhushan Jadhav will be executed before its arguments are heard in the case.
India raised objections on the continuous denial of Visa application filed by Jadhav's parents which are still pending. Harish Salve referred 3 important cases LaGuard case, Paraguay v/s USA &Avena case- Mexico v/s USA.
India called for immediate suspension of Kulbhushan Jadhav's sentence and accuses Pakistan of violating ViennaConvention of consular access. India cited Article 36 of Vienna Convention has been violated. Pakistan did not inform India at the time of Kulbhushan Jadhav's arrest.
Earlier India's agent Deepak Mittal told ICJ that trial of Kulbhushan Jadhav in a Pakistan court was farcical, urges for provisional measures. Human rights which are treated as "basics" have been thrown to the wind by Pakistan and All requests for consular access to #KulbhushanJadhav fell on "deaf ears", Mittal said.