Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan says it does not accept ICJ's jurisdiction

Reacting to the the stay order passed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Kulbhushan Jadav's death sentence, which was pronounced by Pakistan, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said that the order has come as a great relief to the family of the accused and people of India, on Thursday.

Sehwag took to Twitter and wrote "Satyamev Jayate" #KulbhushanJadhav. Faisal said Jadhav "confessed to having been sent by India to wage terror on the innocent civilians and infrastructure of Pakistan".

Sehwag advised Pakistan not to thrive on misunderstanding.

"It is appreciated that the World Court saw reason in Indian appeal and could see through the false Pakistan propaganda by rightly turning down their request to play the purported confessional video during hearing earlier", Azad said.

Jadhav was arrested in March 2016 in the southwestern province of Balochistan on charges of being an Indian spy and fueling unrest across the troubled province.

"The Court indicates to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan that it must take "all measures at its disposal" to prevent the execution of an Indian national, Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, pending final judgment of the Court", ICJ said in its order.

In a major win for India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday stayed the death sentence awarded to former Kulbhushan Jadhav by the Pakistan military court till the final verdict. Pakistan's case was not found to be correct prima facie.

However, India, after being denied consular access for 16th time, dragged Pakistan to the ICJ on May 8 for violating the Vienna Convention.

Outlining the reasons for its decision, Abraham said Pakistan had given no assurances Jadhav would not be executed before the court delivered its final decision.

"After India stood exposed in state sponsored terrorism and financing terrorism, it tried to divert attention from presenting the Kulbushan Jadhav case with a humanitarian angle", he said. A lawyer for Pakistan added that a bilateral agreement allows either country to decide on consular access in cases involving "political or security" issues.

"We are confident that India would not be able to hide the subversive activities it is trying to carry out through its agents like Commander Jadhav", it said.

"This order creates legally binding global obligation", he said.



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