Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: Khanwar Qureshi accuses India of 'sponsoring terrorism' in Balochistan; watch video

On Monday, India presented the Kulbhushan Jadhav case before the International Court of Justice in the Hague seeking to annul former Indian Navy officer's death sentence and grant his immediate release.

FP Staff February 19, 2019 17:35:30 IST
Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: Khanwar Qureshi accuses India of 'sponsoring terrorism' in Balochistan; watch video
  • The counsel representing Islamabad submitted his counter before the International Court of Justice on Tuesday

  • He claimed that New Delhi has been 'sponsoring terrorism' in the restive region of Balochistan

  • Advocate Qureshi said that in 2014, Pakistan lost 140 children in army public school which was admittedly sponsored by India

A day after India sought to annul the death sentence of retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague and secure his immediate release, the counsel representing Pakistan claimed New Delhi has been "sponsoring terrorism" in Balochistan.

Advocate Khanwar Qureshi, representing Pakistan, said, "The Indian petition in the ICJ is a clear example of traditional methods to downplay Pakistan. In 2014, we lost 140 children in army public school which was admittedly sponsored by India through Afghanistan."

Watch video of Qureshi's remarks:

 

Qureshi cited media reports by Praveen Swami and Chanda Nandi to support his argument. "These journalists stand up for pluralism and secularism and are part of the India I respect. Their investigation revealed that the Research and Analysis Wing had been planning a terrorist operation in Pakistan," said Qureshi.

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