Delhi HC refuses to intervene in Jadhav case

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Delhi HC refuses to intervene in Jadhav case

It might seem strange at the first thought but Delhi High Court has refused to interfere in Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The court has observed that Government is competent enough of dealing with this case. A bench comprising acting chief justice Gita Mittal and Anu Malhotra has said that the government can take care of all legal rights of its citizens and it is not in the preview of the court to interfere in such matters.

Noticeably, the court has accepted the observations made by Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain in this case where Sanjay pointed out that Government was taking every possible step to secure the release of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The court had to make these observations in response to a petition filed by Rahul Sharma who is a social activist. Rahul in his petition had said that ministry of external affairs and ministry of home affairs should approach the International Court of Justice at Hague. He was of the observation that the former navy officer is being falsely implicated in this case and the court should direct the Government to take appropriate steps by appealing in International Court of Justice. While it might be true that this would go in India’s favour but the court observed that it is in Government’s preview to decide on the course of action in this case.

Posted by: Lovnish Thakur Posts: (277) Opinions: (20) Points: 21,130 Rank: 1

The Delhi high court on Wednesday refused to intervene in a plea for the release of Indian national Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, lodged in a jail in Pakistan. Former Indian Navy Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jhadav’s death sentence through Field General Court Martial in Pakistan seems to have taken the Indian establishment by surprise.

Definitely, India should put more efforts to secure release of Kulbhushan Jhadav.

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