India today called for immediate suspension of its national Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence and accused Pakistan of violating the Vienna convention by denying its 16 requests for consular access.
As the International Court of Justice (ICJ) began hearing Jadhav’s case, India argued that human rights treated as “basics” all over had been thrown to the wind by Pakistan.
All requests for consular access to 46-year-old Jadhav had fallen on “deaf ears”, it said.
The present situation, attorney Harish Salve said before the court, was grave and that is why India had sought ICJ’s indulgence.
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