New Delhi: ICJ strictly informed Pakistan to follow the code of conduct and not to initiate any serious activity on Indian Navy Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who is designated spy as per the Pakistan.
Jadhav’s arrest is not clear verdict to execute him without strong proof against the charge applied by Pakistani Government.
“Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings,” said presiding judge Ronny Abraham, reading the court’s unanimous decision.
“India should have been given consular access as per Vienna convention,” ICJ Judge Ronny Abraham added further. “Both India and Pakistan agree that Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian citizen. Pakistan will face a sanction if gone against decision.”
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Apart from this, ICJ has asked Pakistan to allow judicial aid in order to defend him, which follows the code of conduct of United Nations. Although, Pakistan did not allow any type of access to Jadhav by Indian officials, even on certain conditions.
Kulbhushan Jadav was found guilty in spying Pakistani secrets by Pakistani military court in March 2016. Last month, he was sentenced to death by Pakistan higher court on which India is acting strongly to save Jadhav in any case.
Amidst of border tension, two countries met a hot matter in ICJ where India is believed to be strong contender. India has submitted various proof on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s official entry in Pakistan with a valid visa but Pakistan ignored it and initiated the legal actions on him.
India has also expressed fear that Jadhav can be hanged anytime during the case running in ICJ on which, ICJ today ordered Pakistan to not initiate any action on Indian designated spy.
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.
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On another side, Pakistan concerned to extend time until August 2017 for Jadhav as they are eager to hang him as early as possible. Pakistani representative also accused India of “political grandstanding” and told the court Mr Jadhav “has confessed to having been sent by India to wage terror on the innocent civilians and infrastructure of Pakistan”.
Order given by the ICJ in the case of Shri Kulbhushan Jadhav vindicates the stand taken by India during the proceedings. India is committed and strong enough to save Jadhav and Indians are praying for his release…