Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava organised a media brief on Aug 14. On Kulbhushan Jhadav case, he said,"Pakistan has consistently failed to address the core issues in implementation of ICJ judgment in Kulbhushan Jhadav case, in its letter and spirit. These issues pertain to the provision of relevant documents and providing unimpeded consular access to Kulbhushan." On Kerala Gold Smuggling case, he said, "The matter is under investigation of NIA (National Investigation Agency). MEA is extending all necessary facilitation for the investigation."
Islamabad High Court gave India opportunity to appoint a counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav, according to Pakistan Media. Islamabad High Court adjourned further hearing of the matter till October 6. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) reacted over the development in the case and said, "We are in touch with Pakistan through diplomatic channels. Our government is taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of Kulbhushan Jadhav."MEA also commented on efforts of Pakistan to designate two Indians as terrorists. "The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has thwarted Pakistan's attempt to politicize 1267 special procedure on terrorism by giving it a religious colour," MEA.
Members of Sikh community staged protest outside Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi against 'abduction and forced conversion Sikh girls in Pakistan'. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) demanded that the daughters must be returned back to their families in Pakistan or they will be forced to take this matter to United Nations. "The abduction of Panja Sahib's head granthi's daughter is repugnant. Pakistan is like Aurangzeb's state. We'll take this matter to United Nations," said Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has called on Pakistan to release and repatriate Kulbhushan Jadhav. Jaishankar was speaking in Rajya Sabha after ICJ's verdict on the former Indian naval officer.
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