India can approach the court if it has any reservations, remarks of the court in the Kulbhushan Yadav case.
According to Baaghi TV, the Islamabad High Court heard the government’s request to provide a lawyer to Kulbhushan Yadav.
Athar Minallah, Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court, said, “Was there an attempt to remove the reservations of the Indian embassy?” On which the Attorney General said that India has deliberately refused to be a part of the court proceedings.
“We need assistance in implementing the decision of the International Court of Justice,” the chief justice said. The attorney general said India could be part of the proceedings through a lawyer. India says that if we submit a power of attorney, it is against our sovereignty.
The Chief Justice remarked that if India has any reservations, it can approach the Islamabad High Court.
It is to be noted that, following the verdict of the International Court of Justice regarding the conviction of Indian agent Kulbhushan Yadav, the government has filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court to meet the requirements of the fair trial.
The Ministry of Law and Justice has approached the Islamabad High Court. The government filed the petition under a recently issued presidential ordinance. The petition filed in the Islamabad High Court has requested the court to appoint a legal representative on behalf of Indian agent Kulbhushan Yadav in the national interest.
One month after Kulbhushan’s arrest, a case was registered against him in April 2018 under terrorism provisions. Pakistan’s military court then sentenced Kulbhushan Yadav to death for his involvement in terrorist activities.
In May last year, India filed a petition with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking a stay on the execution of its spy, Kulbhushan Yadav. The trial began on May 15th at the request of India, and the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, heard the case from February 18th to 21st at India’s request.
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