The Ministry of External Affairs has said that Pakistan is forcing Kulbhushan Jadhav to convey a version of events that will help Islamabad’s case against him. India’s official statement has come after Pakistan allowed an Indian diplomat to meet Mr. Jadhav according to the 17th July verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Raveesh Kumar, Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs has declared that India will decide the future course of action in the case after a detailed report from the Charged.
India has maintained that Kulbhushan Jadhav is a former navy official of India and was running a legitimate business in the Iranian port of Chabahar from where he was abducted by the Pakistani security agencies and their collaborators.
The official statement has maintained that Pakistan had committed “egregious violation” of the Vienna Convention, 1963 that allows for prompt consular access in such cases. India had been demanding consular access to Mr Jadhav since his arrest in 2016.
India has called upon Pakistan for “effective review and reconsideration” of the death sentence of Mr. Jadhav which was given by a military tribunal in Pakistan. India has termed the trial “farcical” and expressed commitment to ensure that Mr Jadhav is brought back home to his family in Mumbai. Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister has briefed Mr. Jadhav’s mother after the consular official concluded his meeting. Pakistan had declined to give consular access to Mr. Jadhav earlier though his mother and wife were allowed to meet him in December 2017.