India seeks unconditional consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav before July 20

India seeks unconditional consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav before July 20

India has sought unrestricted consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav ahead of the July 20 deadline to file a review petition. Apart from unconditional consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, India has also insisted that Pakistan does not force English as the medium of language.

The development has come a week after Pakistan claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to file an appeal in the Islamabad High Court against his conviction by a military court despite Pakistani authorities' offer to do so, a claim dismissed by India as "farce".

In keeping with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment, India has said that consular access and free and fair trial are preconditions. According to the sources, India also wants two officials to be allowed to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav.