Tuesday, 9 May 2017

International Court 'Stays' Kulbhushan Jadhav's Hanging

India has approached the International Court in the matter of hearing the execution of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan.
According to the news agency PTI, the international court in The Hague has asked Pakistan to ensure that Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav is not hanged before considering all the options. However, it has not been ratified by the International Court.

In Pakistan's media, it is being said that the Indian media is misinterpreting the news of the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav.There is no response from the government of Pakistan on this so far.Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has tweeted that she has informed Kuldeep Jadhav's mother about the order of ICJ president.

The Indian newspaper, The Hindu, wrote in the references to the International Court of Justice Ron Abraham, that he has instructed Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to look at India's appeal and until the court does not hear the case and not pass the order. By that time, the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav will be stopped. Pakistan's military court has sentenced Jadhav to death in the case of involvement in espionage and subversive activities.

Kulbhushan Jadhav is still locked in a Pakistani jail. According to the press release issued by the International Court of Justice, India has said in international court that there is very little time for appeals against hanging and there is no time to consider all the options in Pakistan.

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India has sought consular access for more than 15 times to provide legal aid to Kulbhushan Jadhav, but Pakistan has not yet cleared it. Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother has also appealed to reconsider the punishment of Kulbhushan from Pakistan. Jadhav's mother urged the Pakistani government to intervene in this matter. At the same time, he expressed his desire to meet his son. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that she has informed the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav about the Indian appeal in the international court and the order of ICJ president. He also said that Senior Advocate Harish Salve is representing India in the court.

India had said in its appeal in the International Court that Kulbhushan Jadhav was abducted in Iran where he was doing business after retiring from the Indian Navy. India has said in this appeal that information about the execution of Kulbhushan was received from the press release.
At the same time, Pakistan has seen his arrest from Balochistan on March 3 last year, and official information about this was given to India on March 25, 2016.

India had sought consular access at that time, but Pakistan had refused.
At the same time, India has told the court that on January 23, 2017, Pakistan had sought help from Kulbhushan Jadhav for allegedly investigating the involvement of espionage and extremist activities in Pakistan and had said that considering the demand of consular access, India The response will be kept in mind.

India claims that linking the demand for consular access to inquiries is against the Vienna Convention. In an international court, India has appealed that Pakistan should not implement the sentence awarded to the military court and take action against Pakistan's law to abolish the military court's decision.
                                                               ------Sonal

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