he Hague: A four-member team on Wednesday handed over India’s memorial, consisting of written submission in Kulbhushan Jadhav case to the registrar office at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at Hague.
The four-member team consists of India’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Venu Rajamony and first secretary legal officer Kajal Bhatt, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) joint secretary Legal and Treaties division Dr VD Sharma and Joint Secretary PAI division Dr Deepak Mittal.
India’s written response was submitted to registrar Philippe Couvreur of the ICJ. The contents of the submission will not be made public.
In response to a query on submission of memorial to ICJ in Jadhav case, the official spokesperson of MEA said, “India has submitted its Memorial (written pleadings) 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,” ANI reported.
On May 18, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had stayed the execution of former Indian Navy officer.
The UN’s highest judicial body had also asked Pakistan to take “all measures” to ensure that Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage, was not executed till the court had delivered its final verdict on the issue.
India had welcomed the court’s unanimous decision on Jadhav, 46, while Islamabad had said it had informed the ICJ that it did not accept the court’s jurisdiction in matters related to national security.
As carried in ZEE NEWS on 14.9.17