The International Court of Justice verdict on Kulbushan Yadhav’s conviction – ICJ asks Pakistan not to execute Indian spy Kulbhusan Jadhav convicted of espionage and terrorism
FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria says on matters of national security, we will not accept the jurisdiction of the ICJ
The 11 member bench of ICJ in its verdict at The Hague said that Pakistan should not carry out the death penalty on Kulbhushan Jadhav pending the outcome of the case. International Court of Justice stays execution of RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav, sentences to death by a court martial in Pakistan on charges of espionage, terrorism and subversion. Delivering its judgement at The Hague, the President of the Court Ronny Abraham said Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Yadav is not executed pending final decision in the proceedings. The court also said that its order on the provisional measure has binding effect.
The court also ruled that it has the jurisdiction to hear the case. The arguments for Pakistan were presented by Dr Faisal to the court in The Hague, Netherlands.
FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria says on matters of national security, we will not accept the jurisdiction of the ICJ. International Court of Justice has no jurisdiction to hear case of Indian RAW agent as it pertains to the security of Pakistan. This was also the stance of Pakistan’s legal representatives at the ICJ.
ICJ decision has not changed the status of Indian Spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's case in any manner: Attorney General Office
In a statement, The Attorney General Office says in today’s interim order, ICJ has stated that by way of provisional measures, the status quo be maintained in the case of Commander Jadhav. The Court has clearly underscored that the provisional measures are without prejudice to the final determination of the merits and jurisdiction of the case. The statement said the provisional measures are a procedural process only to enable the Court to have full consideration at a later hearing.
Host: Waqas Saleem
Co-host: Zarah Sikander Hayat
Analysts on Telephone:
Dr. Rasheed Ahmed Khan (IR Expert):
India has succeeded to politicize this case. A political case cannot be decided through legal means. UN is not mandated to decide politicized cases like this. We should study all the dimension of this case and present it to International Court of Justice. Pakistan has a good case of Indian involvement in its internal matters and it can present this case in front of the world community.
Dr. Huma Baqai (IR Expert):
We should our best legal heads together and engage international lawyers to fight this case. We should also present Indian violations in Kashmir in front of global community. We had a very strong case as he made confessions to destabilize Pakistan through different means. Our military arrested him, collected evidences and handed it to political leadership.