WATCH THIS: Republic TV Confronts Pakistan's Representatives At ICJ In Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

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After the conclusion in the hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Republic TV's Rhythm Bharadwaj confronted Counsels of the Pakistani side who evaded all questions from Jadhav to Pulwama attack.

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Updated On:

After the conclusion in the hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Republic TV's Rhythm Bharadwaj confronted Counsels of the Pakistani side who evaded all questions from Jadhav to Pulwama attack.

Justice Khawar Qureshi when questioned on maintaining the dignity and decorum at the Court considering the language that was used, he said: 

"If you heard what I said, I expressed my observation that India didn't use the period of time allocated to it yesterday to answer."

 "Actually what needs to happen, the dignity of the court needs to be respected but parties ensuring that they act honestly before the Court," he added. 

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When questioned of the Consular Access being denied to India, Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan said, "Because he was in espionage and that's why he could not get it."

"And Article 6 of 2008 says no," Khan responded aggressively and walked away when questioned of Pakistan being accused in Pulwama attack.

The ICJ has rejected five pleas made by Pakistan during the hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, including playing of so-called "confessional statement" of the Indian national and a request to adjourn the hearing citing illness of its ad-hoc judge.

The four-day hearing in the Jadhav case started on February 18 at the ICJ headquarters in The Hague.

In the course of the hearing, India objected strongly on the language used by the Pakistan Counsel in the ICJ thus urging the UN court to draw a 'red line'. 

Harish Salve, the Indian Senior Counsel pointed out to the abusive language while presenting India's case.

He said, "The language echoed in this court, perhaps this Court may lay down some red lines. The transcript is peppered with words such as shameless, non sense, disgraceful. India takes exception to being addressed in this fashion in an International Court and Indian culture prevents me from using similar language."

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The 48-year-old former naval officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism on April 11, 2017, following which India moved the ICJ, challenging the verdict. Subsequently, on May 18, 2017, a 10-member bench of the ICJ restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till the adjudication of the case.

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