ICJ Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
Admin 18 July 2019 0 comments
Kulbhushan Yadav was (49 years old) is an Indian national. It is alleged by the Pakistani government that he was arrested in the Pakistani province of Balochistan on charges of terrorism and spying for India's intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing. On 10 April 2017, Indian foreign ministry said he had been "kidnapped last year from Iran and his subsequent presence in Pakistan has never been explained credibly".
On 10 April 2017, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial in Pakistan. In May 2017, India approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ), asserting that Pakistani authorities were denying India its right of consular access to Jadhav in violation of the Vienna Convention. The ICJ proceedings began in The Hague on 15 May to review the case.
On 17 July 2019 the ICJ rejected the release and safe passage of kulbhushan Yadav to India and also rejected other demands regarding Kulbhushan however, Kulbhushan was granted consular access and judge Abdulqavi Ahmed Yousaf told Pakistan to review the death sentence for an alleged Indian spy, saying Islamabad violated his rights to consular visits. The court in its decision found Kulbhushan to be guilty of the crimes he committed and also for prolong and igniting terrorist activities in Pakistan and he was ruled to stay in Pakistan's custody.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said that Pakistan fought well in the case of kulbhushan and they are seeking a decision in favor of Islamabad. India was unable to present any logical evidence to prove kulbhushan's innocence and on the other hand, Pakistan had all the evidence including a confessional video that was made public to the people of Pakistan.
Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Thursday has appreciated International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) decision of not acquitting, releasing and returning spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India. In a tweet, the Prime Minister stated, “He (Kulbhushan Jadhav) is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. Pakistan shall proceed further as per law.”
Narinder Modi tweeted that "We welcome today’s verdict in the. Truth and justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts. I am sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice. Our Government will always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian." Sushma Swaraj tweeted that "I wholeheartedly welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is a great victory for India."
Kulbhushan Yadav's case is as simple as described
Repatriation to India: DENIED
Consular Access: GRANTED
Death Penalty: REQUEST To Be Reviewed.