Forced To Approach ICJ On Jadhav’s Execution, Says MEA

The International Court of Justice has stayed the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military court.

New Delhi: The death sentence handed down to an Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, by a Pakistani military court on charges of spying was stayed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday.

India approached the International Court of Justice based in The Hague, against the death sentence awarded to Jadhav by Pakistan’s Field General Court Martial last month. The order came a day after India approached it. Senior advocate Harish Salve represented India before the ICJ.

Speaking to the media on Weddnesday, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that India was forced to approach the ICJ as 16 consular requests to the Pakistan government were rejected.

He further said that India has no information either regarding Jadhav’s health or his whereabouts.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan government has not officially responded to ICJ’s stay. As the officials chose to stay silent, the local media rejected India’s claim. They flatly stated that ICJ has no jurisdiction over Pakistan.

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