Hailing India's victory at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Kulbhushan Jadhav's case, BJP's Subramanian Swamy said that Pakistan will 'stagger in stupor'
Swamy further reiterated his stand that the neighbour will now 'stagger in stupor' until it is broken in four parts.
He said, "India's victory in ICJ is stupendous. Pakistan will now stagger till it is broken into four."
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday pronounced the order in the high-profile Kulbhushan Jadhav case. In the order, the ICJ has said that Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the conviction/sentence in light of its breach of Art 36(1) i.e. denial of consular access and notification.
By fifteen votes to one, the court also said that Pakistan is under obligation to inform Kulbhushan Jadhav of his rights without further delay and to provide Indian consular officers access to him.
The Court also rejected the objections by Pakistan to the admissibility of India's application and found that India's application was admissible.
1. Unanimous - that ICJ has jurisdiction
2. 15-1 - India's application is applicable
3. 15-1 - Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention by not informing Jadhav of his rights
4. 15-1 - Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention by not informing India of the detention of Kulbhushan Jadhav
5. 15-1 - Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention by depriving India the right to communicate with Jadhav
6. 15-1 - Pakistan is obligated to provide consular access to India and inform Jadhav of his rights
7. 15-1 - Pakistan must provide effective review and reconsideration of Jadhav's conviction and sentence
8. 15-1 - Declares a stay of Jadhav's execution
The case pertains to 49-year-old retired Indian Navy Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who was kidnapped by Pakistan from Iran, and then subsequently, sentenced to death by Pakistan military court on "espionage and terrorism" charges after a closed and sham trial in April 2017. Challenging the death sentence, India instituted proceedings in the ICJ on 8 May 2017, against egregious violations by Pakistan of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963 in the matter of his arrest, detention and trial. This led to the sentence of Jadhav being stayed.