Past week the arguments were made by India and Pakistan regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence case. Later after hearing the arguments from both sides the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is finally issued the judgement by hearing the arguments of Pakistan and India. The ICJ has said that the death sentence of Kulbhushan must be stopped until the final verdict announced by the court.
The ICJ order has come as a great relief to the familly of Kulbhushan Jadhav and people of India, tweets external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj
ICJ Favored India in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Death Sentence Case
In the past arguments India has earlier asked the ICJ to revoke the death sentence issued to Kulbhushan, former Indian Navy officer, by a military court in Pakistan While Kulbhushan has death sentenced by Pakistani Military court for spying. Since from a week days the discussions were on the trot between India and Pakistan.
During Kulbhushan case India has expressed that Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by not providing New Delhi access to Jadhav. After hearing many arguments between both the countries the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued the judgement today to stay the death sentence until the final verdict announced by ICJ.
ICJ Verdict Regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested by Pakistan military in March 2016. He was sentenced jail at Balochistan. Pakistan has claimed that Mr Jadhav is an operative from Research & Analysis Wing (RAW), India.
India has strongly contradicted the statement by Pakistan and asked the ICJ to cancel the death sentence on Kulbhushan. Indian ministers and officials were strictly trying to the release of Kulbhushan.
Finally on 8th May, India finally moved the International Court of Justice, charging Pakistan with “egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations” in the case of the custody and trial of Kulbhushan Jadhav.
After 18 years both India and Pakistan have approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ). By consuming the India’s petition the ICJ president Ronny Abraham wrote to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stop the death sentence of Kulbhushan until the ICJ declares the final verdict in this case. At last the International Court of Justice rules in India’s favor. Stays execution order by Pakistan.
Mr Jadhav was “an innocent Indian national, who, incarcerated in Pakistan for more than a year on concocted charges … has been held incommunicado… and faces imminent execution,” India told the tribunal.