Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: International Court To Resume Hearing Today
- India on Wednesday will file a written submission in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
- The submission will be at the United Nations’ top court.
- Jadhav is sentenced by the Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism.
- Pakistan has declared death sentence to former Indian Navy officer.
The Kulbhushan Jadhav case will one more time resume in the International Court today. India today in the court will submit a report and is in the hope that the court will declare the former Indian Navy officer’s death sentence a breach of International Law.
India challenged Pakistan’s verdict on Jadhav in ICJ:
The former Indian Navy Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav is under Pakistan conviction. According to Pakistan, he is an Indian Spy intruded into their land to extract some confidential information.
Along with this, Jadhav was sentenced by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism and on the matter, the army court of the country gave the verdict of Death Sentence to him.
India after this verdict lashed Pakistan and reached International court to intervene into the matter. The International Court of Justice restrained Pakistan from executing the Indian national on May 18.
On June 8, Indian and Pakistani representatives met the International Court of Justice’s president, Ronny Abraham, to discuss a timeline for the case. It was then decided that India would file its written submissions-or ‘memorials’-on September 13 and that Pakistan would file a response by December 13.
As per the written submission, India will highlight the denial of consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, a brazen violation of the Vienna Convention. It will contend that Islamabad is acting in defiance Article 14 of the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966), and reiterate that Jadhav was illegally abducted from Iran, where he was running a small business.
It will provide details about the passport he had, one he wouldn’t have been carrying if he were a spy, and would point out how he was tried secretly in a military court, as opposed to a civil one.
India will also highlight that during the trial on Jadhav, he has not received any legal guidance to put his points forward in the court. Along with this, Pakistan has not informed about the Death Sentence to India as they received the information from the media platform.