ICJ Rejected India’s Request for Time to File Plea on Jadhav: Pak
India is to submit their plea in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case by 13 September, said Pakistan’s attorney general.
Pakistan on Thursday claimed that the International Court of Justice had rejected India’s request for six months to file a plea on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, stating that the last date for India’s plea submission is 13 September, reported Times of India.
Meanwhile, Pakistan will have time till 13 December to file their plea, once India’s plea is submitted, the ICJ said.
Pakistan’s Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali told reporters in Islamabad on Thursday that he had been notified of this development by the ICJ’s registrar through its consulate in Netherlands.
The ICJ has written a letter to Pakistan informing us of their decision. India had adopted the stance that the matter was one of life and death, but Pakistan had stated that the ICJ is not a court of appealsAshtar Ausaf Ali, as quoted by Dawn
India had reportedly made this request when delegations from both the countries had met the ICJ President on 8 June to discuss the timeline of the case. At the meeting, when India made the request, Pakistan had opposed it.
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 responseAshtar Ausaf Ali
The court is reported to begin proceedings in the case in January 2018.
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