India pleads again to ICJ on RAW spy Jadhav

By Monitoring Desk
Wednesday – April 18, 2018
ISLAMABAD: After having ridiculed his mother and wife, India filed its second round of written pleadings to the international court of justice (ICJ) on Tuesday in convicted Indian research and analysis wing (RAW) spy/terrorist, Indian naval officer, commander Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

According to an official Indian statement, in keeping with the order of the ICJ of January 17, 2018, India has submitted its reply in the court in the case of Jadhav.

It may be recalled that India first approached the court on May 8, 2017 for egregious violation of the provisions of the Vienna convention on consular relations, 1963 by Pakistan in the matter.

The court had on May 18, 2017 indicated provisional measures as requested by India and passed an order obligating Pakistan to not carry out the sentence that was awarded to Indian national Jadhav through a trial by the military court of Pakistan.

As per the court order, India had filed written pleadings, memorial, in the case on September 13, 2017 and Pakistan filed its counter memorial on December 13, 2017. On Tuesday, India filed its reply to Pakistan’s submissions to the court.

Pakistan has been given time till July 17, 2018 by the court to file its response, known as the rejoinder.

Meanwhile, on Monday, December 25, 2017, at the culmination of Jadhav’s interaction with his mother and wife in Pakistan, Jadhav mourned, “The Indian diplomat or Indian person who had come along my mother was shouting on my mother the moment she stepped out, he was yelling at her, had she been brought under threat here” lashing “This gesture was a positive gesture so that she feels happy, I feel happy” grieving “And there is that Indian diplomat or person standing outside yelling at her.”

He said, “I have to say one thing very important here, for the Indian public, the Indian crowd and Indian government and people in navy that my commission is not gone, I am a commissioned officer of the Indian navy” grieving “But my mother and my wife have been briefed very strongly, I saw fear in the eyes of my mother and my wife, why should there be fear, whatever has happened has happened, there should not be fear in the eyes of my mother and wife, they have been threatened.”

Jadhav protested, “Why my commission and that I was working for the intelligence agency is being denied, or what is the whole issue?” adding “Fine I was doing a cover business, which is okay, I standby that I was doing something for RAW, I am a soldier, I was doing something for my country, I have done this, law enforcing agencies are going about that” grieving “But my mother and wife really have been battered and troubled and then brought here, I thought they had been beaten all along in the plane, this is not done this way, it was not a pleasant thing although it was supposed to be.”

He lamented, “My mother was in a shock, she said no these kind of things cannot be said, I am really thankful for the whole process of both the governments, Indian government and the Pakistani government” mourning “I am feeling very sad that my mother was in a very bad threatened position.”