India on Thursday condemned Pakistan for trying to link the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, with the case of another Indian jailed despite being sentenced. Pakistani media reports claimed that Indian High Commission lawyer Shahnawaz Noon had told the Islamabad High Court that Indian High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia wanted to clarify India’s stand on the appointment of a lawyer for Jadhav facing death penalty. However, India said that Noon was not authorized to speak about this and it appears that he took this step under pressure from the ruling establishment of Pakistan.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said in a press conference, “Pakistan is trying to link the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav with another prisoner. Srivastava said that the High Commission of India had chosen Noon to appear in court in the case related to the release and return of Indian prisoner Mohammad Ismail. Ismail has completed his sentence but has been kept in jail in Pakistan.
He said, “However, during the hearing of Ismail’s case, the Attorney General of Pakistan raised the matter related to Jadhav while there is no link between the two cases.” ”
Srivastava said, “According to the news the statements made by Noon are not correct and it is contrary to our stand in the matter.” He appears to have made such statements under pressure from Pakistani establishments when he is not authorized to do so. ”Srivastava said that the Indian High Commission had clearly told Noon that he would appear on behalf of the Indian government or Jadhav. Not authorized to be.
India moved the International Court of Justice in 2017 for not granting diplomatic access to Jadhav and challenged the death sentence pronounced by the military court to Jadhav. Jadhav was convicted by the International Court of Justice, review of the sentence, reconsider it and give diplomatic access to him without any delay.
Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death in April 2017 by a Pakistan military court on espionage and terrorism charges.
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