The International Court of Justice ruled in favour of India in the case of former navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. The execution of retired navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, accused by Pakistan of spying, will remain on hold until Islamabad effectively reviews and reconsiders his conviction. The verdict came at 6:30 pm today.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) gave India the good news with a 15-1 vote and put Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution on hold. ICJ rejected every argument put forth by Pakistan and called for a fair trial with respect to this case. The verdict came at 6:30 pm today. The court also observed that Pakistan had indeed violated the Vienna Convention.
India stated that Pakistan kidnapped Kulbhushan Jadhav from Iran where Jadhav had business interests after he retired from the Indian Navy. However, Pakistan claimed that they arrested Jadhav from restive Balochistan province on March 3, 2016, after he reportedly entered from Iran.
Pakistan had rejected India's plea for consular access to Jadhav at the ICJ, claiming that New Delhi wants the access to get the information gathered by its "spy". However, Pakistan facilitated a meeting of Jadhav with his mother and wife in Islamabad on December 25, 2017.
Here are the six big blows to Pakistan, while India rejoices global win:
1. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has directed Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, which had been denied earlier.
2. ICJ asked Pakistan to suspend and review his death sentence.
3. The world court found that Pakistan deprived India of the right to communicate with and have access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.
4. Pakistan is found to have breached Jadhav's right under the Vienna Convention on consular relations.
5. Pakistan has not explained how any of the wrongful acts allegedly committed by India may have prevented the former from fulfilling its obligation.
6. The death sentence of retired navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, accused by Pakistan of spying, will remain on hold until Islamabad effectively reviews and reconsiders his conviction.
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Last Updated Jul 17, 2019, 8:21 PM IST