Ministry of External Affairs today said that India decided to move the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Kulbhushan Jadhav issue because he is under illegal detention in Pakistan and faces threat to his life.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay further said that the decision was taken in the Jadhav case after careful deliberation.
He said India made 16 requests for consular access to Jadhav but there was no response from Pakistan on the demand.
Islamabad has also not responded to India’s request for papers relating to Jadhav’s case.
There is also no information on the status of appeal by Jadhav’s family against the order of a Pakistan military court which sentenced him to death on charges of “spying”.
Baglay also said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had written to Pakistan Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz on April 27 requesting visa for Jadhav’s family.
(With PTI inputs)