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India hopes Pakistan will give full consular access to Jadhav

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New Delhi, Jul 25 : India on Thursday expressed the hope that Pakistan will provide full consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been jailed in Pakistan for the past three years, in compliance and conformity with the recent judgement of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and provisions of the Vienna Convention.

``We are in touch with Pakistani authorities through diplomatic channels to facilitate full consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav at the earliest,’’ External Affairs Ministry’s official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told journalists at the regular media briefing.

In its judgment on July 17, the ICJ, based in The Hague, ordered consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav who was convicted by a Pak military court of charges of spying and suspended the death sentence given to him by the military court.

India has maintained that Jadhav was carrying out his business activities in Chabahar in Iran and he had been kidnapped by Pakistani agents in 2016 and forced to record his confession of being a spy.

To a query about Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that 40,000 terrorists were still operating from Pakistani soil, the spokesperson said it was a ``glaring admission’’ by Pak leadership and it was not the first time that Pakistani leadership had owned it up.The spokesperson said that such terrorists being trained in camps in Pakistan were being sent to India. (UNI)