Azad lauds ICJ decision on Jadhav

Posted May 18, 2017

India approached the ICJ May 8, accusing Pakistan of "egregious violations" of the Vienna Convention in Jadhav's detention and trial. One of the issues Pakistan is seeking to raise is that we have not consented, so jurisdiction is an issue they are looking to challenge. "There is no doubt in my mind that Pakistan will be in for a mighty condemnation", he added. But death sentences have rarely been issued in recent years. And the trial was a "kangaroo trail".

The case which was widely followed by citizens from both the countries and the world, the verdict became more of an India-Pakistan war on the internet. The 2008 agreement had a point on how, in case of political and security related cases, the question of consular access could be decided on the merits of the case.

Girls display paintings of Former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence by a Pakistani court on charges of "espionage", in Mumbai.

He further stated that the matter in which state denied to allow consular access may fall under the Viana Convention.

Pakistan countered the arguments by saying that it met all its worldwide treaty obligations. It also accused India of using the global body for political theatrics.

In an emergency hearing swiftly organised on Monday, lawyers for New Delhi had urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to halt the execution of Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav.

The "stay order" on Jadhav's execution gave Indians moral "victory" over Pakistan who took to Twitter to express happiness. The fate of that is also unknown, despite Pakistani claims that Jadhav "would be provided every opportunity and remedy available under the law to defend his case".

"The real face of India will be exposed before the world", he said, adding that Jadhav has confessed his crimes of sabotage, terrorism and subversion activities not only once but twice.

The case will take months or years to settle at the United Nations' highest judicial organ, so judges issued Thursday's order to ensure that Jadhav isn't executed before the case ends.

He told the court that Pakistan had given India all information regarding Jadhav's investigation, but didn't receive any response from New Delhi.

The U.N. court ruled unanimously that Pakistan shouldn't carry out the death penalty on Kulbhushan Jadhav pending the outcome of a case filed by India alleging that Pakistan breached Jadhav's right to consular assistance following his arrest previous year.