After Pakistan’s National Assembly cleared a bill allowing Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal against his sentence in the country’s high courts, former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today said Mr Jadhav may get relief if international The court allows his petition to be heard. In a neutral country with a good judicial system.
“We (India) should ask the international court whether the appeal can be heard in a neutral country which has a good judicial system. Perhaps this is the only way Jadhav will get some relief. The judicial system is not trustworthy in Pakistan. India’s A lawyer, I don’t think he will meet the end of justice,” Mr Rohatgi told ANI.
The former attorney general said he would take Pakistan’s decision to allow Jadhav to appeal in higher courts with “a pinch of salt”, but added that it was a “small welcome step”.
“I personally feel that the judicial system and environment in that country (Pakistan) is such that India is treated as an enemy. So I really don’t think Jadhav should get just an Indian lawyer. Justice will be served in appeal. I don’t think it will serve the purpose,” he said.
Mr Rohatgi suggested that India should again file a petition in the Human Rights Court and the International Court of Justice for the release of Mr Jadhav as he was “wrongly arrested and illegally convicted without any authority”. .
“A neutral lawyer from India or anywhere else I don’t think it will matter. We should ask the international court whether the appeal can be heard in a neutral country like Sri Lanka or Singapore, which has a good judicial system,” he said. .
Pakistan’s National Assembly has approved a bill allowing Mr Jadhav to appeal against his sentence in the country’s high courts.
The bill seeks to provide for further powers of review and review to give effect to the decision of the International Court of Justice.
The National Assembly on Thursday passed the bill after the approval of a 21-member standing committee.