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India's plea on Jadhav 'unnecessary': Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  The Hague 

India's application on its national Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence was "unnecessary and misconceived", told the International of Justice (ICJ) today.

Pakistan, which began its submission in response to India's presentation earlier in the day, said was using the as the "scene of political theatre".

"We will not respond in kind," Mohammed Faisal, a Foreign Office official, said in his opening remarks.

had been unable to provide an explanation for Jadhav's passport which bears a Muslim name, he said.

Jadhav, 46, had been arrested on March 3 last year and sentenced death by by a Pakistani military on charges of espionage and subversive activities.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 19:23 IST