The verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case is a complete vindication of India’s stand and it is incumbent on Pakistan to implement the ruling, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has said
In a major victory for India, the ICJ on July 17 ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to Mr. Jadhav and asked it to provide consular access to him.
Mr. Kumar said the ICJ judgement was final, binding and without the provision of appeal.
On Pakistan’s claim of victory at the ICJ, he said Pakistan has its own compulsions to lie to its people.
Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” after a closed trial in April 2017.
India approached the ICJ against this in May, 2017 and the world court stayed his execution then.
The ICJ, by a vote of 15-1, upheld India’s claim that Pakistan is in egregious violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963 on several counts in the case.
ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case a complete vindication of India’s stand: MEA – The Hindu