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Pak says ICJ rejected India's request to delay Jadhav's case

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today claimed that the International of Justice (ICJ) has rejected India's request to delay proceedings of Kubhushan Jadhav's case until December.

through its consulate in Netherlands came to know that the ICJ ordered to submit a response by September 13, Dawn newspaper quoted Attorney General (AG) Ashtar Ausaf Ali as saying.


Jadhav, 45, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military in April.

"The ICJ has written a letter to informing us of their decision," the attorney general said.

"had asked the ICJ to offer it time till December to file pleadings in the Jadhav case, however, "the has dismissed their request," Ali said.

"had adopted the stance that the matter was one of life and death, but had stated that the ICJ is not a of appeals."

"The ICJ is supposed to conclude whether or not Jadhav can receive consular access, for which a time period of two to three months is more than enough to file a response," he said.

Dawn reported that sources privy to the information noted that will submit its response to the ICJ in December, while the proceedings will begin in January 2018.

In a hearing of the case on May 18, a 10-member bench at the The Hague-based ICJ restrained from executing Jadhav.

moved the ICJ against the death penalty on May 8. The next day, the global stayed the sentence as a provisional measure.

claims its security forces arrested him from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran. However, maintains that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 12:13 IST
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