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India files 2nd round of written reply in the ICJ in Jadhav case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today filed its second round of written reply in the (ICJ) relating to the case of Jadhav who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism.

The said the reply was filed in keeping with an order of the ICJ earlier this year.

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism. The ICJ in May last year had halted his execution on India's appeal.

had first approached the ICJ on May 8 last year for "egregious violation" of the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963 by in the matter.

The Court had on May 18, 2017 passed an order obligating to not carry out the sentence that was awarded to Jadhav which called a "farcical trial" by a military court of

"As per the Court order, had filed written pleadings in the case on September 13, 2017 and filed its counter memorial on December 13 2017. Today, filed its Reply to Pakistan's submissions to the court. has been given time till July 17 2018 by the Court to file its response (Rejoinder)," the MEA said.

claims its security forces arrested Jadhav from restive province on March 3, 2016 after he reportedly entered from However, maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from where he had business interests after retiring from the

Jadhav's sentencing had evoked a sharp reaction in

After approached the ICJ, a 10-member bench on May 18 restrained from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.

The MEA today said remains committed to make all possible efforts to secure and protect the rights of Jadhav.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 20:05 IST
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