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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began final hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at The Hague in Netherlands on Monday. Before the start of hearing the Indian and Pakistani legal teams reached the court but the Indian team refused to shake hands with their Pakistani counterpart.

Written by February 18, 2019 16:37

New Delhi: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began final hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at The Hague in Netherlands on Monday. Before the start of hearing, MEA Joint Secretary Deepak Mittal refused to shake hands with Pakistan’s Attorney General and greeted him with ‘Namaste’. The reason seems obvious as the tensions between the two neighbouring countries have escalated after Pulwama terror attack on February 14.

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Government of India’s agent Deepak Mittal, Joint Secretary, MEA and Pakistan’s AG Anwar Mansoor Khan met each other before the proceedings in Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice. However, Mittal refused to shake hands with Pakistan’s AG.

Harish Salve, who is representing India and Kulbhushan Jadhav in ICJ, saidThere is no manner of doubt that Pakistan was using this as a propaganda tool. Pakistan was bound to grant consular access without delay.

Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan in March 2016 on charges of espionage and sentenced to death by a military court.