Kulbhushan is an Indian national arrested on 3 March 2016 in Balochistan, Pakistan, over charges of terrorism and spying for India’s intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
The Pakistani government states that he is a serving commander in the Indian Navy who was involved in insurgent activities inside Pakistan but the Indian government recognises Jadhav as a former naval officer, but denies any links with him and maintains he took premature retirement.
On 10 April 2017, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) in Pakistan.Jadhav’s sentencing has resulted in a face-off between India and Pakistan.
The International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court or The Hague, on Tuesday ordered a stay on the hanging of Jadhav.
In a statement issued on India starting proceedings against Pakistan, the ICJ said, “The Republic of India instituted proceedings against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, accusing the latter of “egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations” in the matter of the detention and trial of an Indian national, Mr Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan.”
Big news break by @rajchengappa International Court of Justice orders a stay on Pakistan’s ham handed death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav.
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) May 9, 2017
— Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) May 9, 2017
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— Opinion_Guru (@OpinionGuruu) May 9, 2017
International Court of Justice stays on execution of Kulbhushan Yadav by #Pakistan. A level up victory to India in International Diplomacy
— Akhand Bharat™ 🚩 (@FastNewsDelhi) May 9, 2017