Consistent Indian efforts to make Pakistan follow United Nations procedures yielded results as Pakistan has announced that it has agreed to arrange a meeting of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife in Pakistan.
Indian Government sources pointed out that even now consular access has not been granted despite several requests and that Islamabad is offering such a meeting between Jadhav and his wife only on "humanitarian grounds". It said that it had informed the Indian High Commission in Pakistan about its decision.
Jadhav, on 22 June, filed a mercy petition before Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
The Pakistani tribunal in April sentenced Jadhav to death on charges of spying and act of terrorism.
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India has appealed to the court to impose emergency measures for Jadhav's execution to be suspended until the legal battle in Hague concludes, while also accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by failing to provide him with consular access and for being in breach of global human rights law.
India had requested a Pakistani visa for Jadhav's mother, Avantika, who wanted to meet her son in Pakistan. The Pakistan authorities alleged that Jadhav was working with RA&W and was involved in terrorist activities in strife-torn Balochistan region. Pakistan will submit counter memorial on or before December 13, 2017. According to a press release of the ICJ, the President of the ICJ, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations has fixed time limits for the filing of the initial pleadings in the Jadhav case (India vs Pakistan).
India won a stay against the death sentence at the International Court of Justice. He has been in a Pakistani prison for 20 months. It has also said that if Islamabad goes ahead with Jadhav's execution, it will be regarded as a "case of premeditated murder".