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Let an Indian lawyer represent Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pak court: MEA

External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India is in touch with Pakistan through diplomatic channels on the issue relating to Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav
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In 2017, India approached the ICJ against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and challenging the death sentence. | Screengrab of a video released by Pakistan

Press Trust of India New Delhi
India on Thursday pressed for having an Indian lawyer to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav in a Pakistani court when it takes up his review petition against his death sentence.

External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India is in touch with Pakistan through diplomatic channels on the issue relating to Jadhav.

"For a free and fair trial in keeping with the letter and spirit of ICJ judgment, we have asked for Jadhav to be represented by an Indian lawyer. However, Pakistan has to first address the core issues- giving copies of relevant documents of the case and providing unimpeded consular access

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First Published: Aug 20 2020 | 9:50 PM IST

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