Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India submits pleadings at ICJ

11:56 PM | 13 Sep, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India submits pleadings at ICJ
NEW DELHI - India on Wednesday submitted its written arguments, known as a memorial, to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

"The written pleadings to ICJ in Jadhav case involving egregious violation of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by Pakistan is in furtherance of our Application filed before Court on May 8," the MEA said in a statement.

On May 8, a team of lawyers led by Harish Salve filed an application before the ICJ seeking the suspension of the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav by the courts in Pakistan.

After hearing this application, the President of ICJ passed an order directing the stay of the death sentence.

The judicial body of the United Nations had earlier fixed time limits for the filing of the initial pleadings in the case.

The court had fixed June 13 and September 13 for India to file its documents, while Pakistan was given till December 13 to file counter-documents in the contentious Jadhav case. The order was made after taking into account the views of the parties, said an ICJ statement.