World Court Orders Pakistan Temporarily Not To Execute Alleged Indian Spy

Claudine Rigal
Mai 19, 2017

The ICJ ruling also made it clear that "pending the meeting of the court, the President may call upon the parties to act in such a way as will enable any order the court may make on the request for provisional measures to have its appropriate effects".

While the original application accused Pakistan of "egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations", sensing an immediate danger to Jadhav's life, India, in a separate request, asked the court for indication of provisional measures, "pursuant to Article 41 of the Statute of the Court".

Zakaria said that India as the "fastest growing nuclear programme in the world" has serious implications for strategic stability in South Asia and the national security of Pakistan, reported Dunya news. A Pakistan military court sentenced him to death for alleged terrorism and subversive activities on April 10 this year. India's External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj shared the news on Twitter. Mr Salve was not only part of the team that crafted India's arguments at the court, he also presented the case before the 11-judge bench on Monday in a almost one-and-a-half hour speech.

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

Jadhav's case is the latest flash-point in the tensions between Pakistan and India.

Pakistan on the other hand said that India is appealing the jurisdiction of the ICJ for "political theatre". It also argues that the Vienna Convention is not binding on espionage.

Harish Salve had told the court that India couldn't arrange for Jadhav's defence due to denial of consular access by Pakistan.

Earlier on Monday, both India and Pakistan presented their arguments in front of the court with India represented by former Solicitor General Harish Salve. The court considers it has prima facie jurisdiction in the case.

During its submission, India had demanded the immediate suspension of Jadhav's death sentence, expressing fears that Pakistan could execute him even before the hearing at the ICJ was over.

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Kulbhushan Sudir Jadhav, a former officer in the Indian navy, was arrested in March 2016 in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan.

Pakistan stated that a period of 150 days is given in the cases similar to Jadhav's.

The court said it would set a date for ruling "as soon as possible".

While reading out the court verdict, Judge Ronny Abraham said the decision of the 11-judge bench was unanimous.

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