India gets stay order on Kulbhushan Jadhav sentence from International Court of Justice

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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.”


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