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India Accepts Pakistan’s Offer Of Consular Access To Kulbhushan Jadhav; Officials Meeting Him Today

India on Monday, September 2, 2019, accepted the offer made by Pakistan, of having the consular access to its detained ex-Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Starting today, the Indian officials are meeting him for two hours in the afternoon. According to the sources from government, Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia is going to meet Jadhav.

India accepted the offer of Pakistan to have consular access of Kulbhushan Jadhav. (Image Credit: scroll.in)

The sources also hoped for a good and 'right atmosphere' to be provided by Pakistan during the meeting.

"We hope that Pakistan will ensure the right atmosphere so that the meeting is free, fair, meaningful and effective in keeping with the letter and spirit of the ICJ orders."

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, Pakistan had announced to grant the access to India, as per the earlier verdict of the ICJ.

The International Court of Justice had previously asked Pakistan to provide consular access, of Mr. Jadhav, to India.

On July 17, 2019, the international court had put a stay on the death sentence of Kulbhushan, while also ordering the Islamabad to inform Jadhav of his rights under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention.

The former Indian Navy officer, 49, was detained by the military of Pakistan on the charges of espionage and terrorism in 2017 and was sentenced to death. After that, India approached the ICJ for intervening in the matter.
Speaking of the current access which has been given to India, then, it’s quite surprising to believe from the side of Pakistan, since it’s continuously trying to internationalize the issue of Kashmir, on the other hand, after the Indian government removed Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Source: India Today

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