India to decide soon on seeking review of Jadhav’s sentencing
Monday, 13 July 2020 () India is expected to take a decision in the next few days on whether or not to seek a review, as asked by Islamabad, of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav’s sentencing by a Pakistani military court. The May 20 Pakistani ordinance meant to facilitate the review, as claimed by Islamabad, allows Indian time only up to July 20 to convey its decision.
India said it was exploring legal options in Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Pakistan had claimed that Jadhav refused to file review petition against his sentence. Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court on charges of espionage and terrorism. Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was...
Pakistan has provided second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav on July 16. According to Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, two consular officers of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad were provided unimpeded and uninterrupted consular access to Jadhav today at 3 pm in afternoon. However, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said. "We are yet to hear from our officials (who met Kulbhushan Jadhav today in Pakistan), once they submit the report we will be able to comment," said spokesperson of MEA, Anurag Srivastava.
Kulbhushan Jadhav's friend, Arvind Singh demanded unconditional consular access. While speaking to ANI, Arvind Singh said, "Last time what they did was insulting to his mother, father and wife and insulting to India as a whole. So we want that consular access should be unconditional. This time Pakistan has put forward a self-cooked statement that Bhushan ji has denied review petition. According to me no one will leave any opportunity to tap in options to protect oneself."
Prominent journalist Matiullah Jan, who is known for raising his voice against Pakistani establishment, has reportedly gone missing from Islamabad on July 21. The incident took place hours after he tweeted a video of a journalist's interview. He wrote-"This is for the attention of those who sit in the simulated air-conditioned environment of rule of law in Pakistan and who think criticism on them is a bigger crime than the violation of the inviolable dignity of a human being,"Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded that the Pakistani government immediately ensure the safe recovery of the journalist."HRCP demands that the government immediately ensure the safe recovery of journalist @Matiullahjan919, whose family confirms that he has gone #missing," Human Rights Commission of Pakistan tweeted. As the news drew the attention of journalists and international rights bodies, a tweet was posted on Matiullah Jan's account at 3:17 PM -- purportedly by his son -- which read: "Matiullahjan, my father, has been abducted from the heart of the capital [Islamabad]. I demand he be foundu and the agencies behind it immediately be held responsible. God keep him safe."Jan was due to appear in the Supreme Court this week after it took suo motu notice of an alleged contemptuous tweet by the journalist. The Supreme Court last week issued a contempt of court notice to Jan over an alleged tweet against judges and judiciary. It is not the first time then Jan has been attacked. In 2017, he was attacked by two motorcyclists when he was travelling to Bhara Kharu with his children. In an interview to an American NGO, Committee to Protect Journalists, in February, Jan said that his broadcast career turned south after a military spokesman publicly displayed his name and photo on a list of journalists who were accused of distributing anti-state propaganda. The attack on journalists in Pakistan to muzzle the free media is becoming common. According to a report in Washington Post, the Pakistan government has cut off advertising payments to media houses that don't run stories against the establishment. Newspaper companies face distribution disruption, and television channels have been taken abruptly off the air. Early this month, two local Pakistan TV reporters were tortured for their reporting regarding a coronavirus centre in the southwestern Balochistan province.The two reporters were called to the Frontier Corps command centre in Chaman, a city near the Afghan border. The two reporters reappeared after three days, but with torture marks on their bodies.
Ahead of the auspicious occasion of 'Rakshabandhan', Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sister from Pakistan Qamar Mohsin Shaikh, who lives in Ahmedabad, sent him 'rakhi' by post. Qamar Mohsin Shaikh said, "I have come to know that my rakhi and book reached to Prime Minister Modi. I wished that I could tie 25th rakhi to Prime Minister personally but due to corona, everyone is facing a problem. Whatever it may be, I'll pray that the next five years go so well for him that the whole world recognizes the positive decisions he made."Qamar also sent a book 'Qamar Jahan', by a famous writer along with 'rakhi'.
India on Thursday accused Pakistan of blocking all legal remedies to Indian death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav. MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also said Pakistan adopted a "farcical approach" in..
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