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Kulbhushan Jadhav Verdict | Pakistan Scurries For Cover After ICJ's Hammerblow, Attempts Facesaver And Begs For Talks With India

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Fawad Choudhry congratulated the Pakistani legal team for 'putting up a great fight'
  • The Pakistani Minister in an unrelated argument dragged the 'Kashmir narrative' and called for talks with India for regional peace.

Pakistan Minister Fawad Chaudhry scampered for cover following the verdict of the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in the favour of India. 

In a tweet, deficient of facts, Choudhry congratulated the Pakistani legal team for 'putting up a great fight' and added that India's stand for 'acquittal, release and return' stands rejected. 

However, Pakistan PM Imran Khan's Minister conveniently turned a blind eye to the 8 key matters on which the ICJ 'unanimously' sided with India, crushing Pakistan's violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and even put a hold on Jadhav's death sentence. 

The Pakistani Minister in an unrelated argument dragged the 'Kashmir narrative' and called for talks with India for regional peace. Furthermore, in an absurd accusation to India, said that 'sponsoring terrorism' in Pakistan will not 'make things better'

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Here are eight major statements of the ICJ in its verdict:

1. ICJ reaffirmed its jurisdiction in the case

Based on Article I of the Optional Protocol concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the ICJ dismissed Pakistan's argument that the Court did not have jurisdiction in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

2. ICJ verified the legality of India approaching the court in the matter

ICJ rejected the objections raised by Pakistan on the admissibility of the Application of India, stating that India approaching the court in the case was admissible.

3. Pakistan breached Vienna Convention by not informing Jadhav of his rights

By not informing Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, of his rights under Article 36, paragraph 1 (b), of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the ICJ stated that Pakistan had breached the provisions under the treaty.

4. Pakistan breached Vienna Convention by not informing India about Jadhav's detention

As Pakistan did not inform the appropriate consular post of India without delay of the detention of Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, it deprived India of the right to render the assistance provided for by the Vienna Convention to the individual concerned, thereby breaching Article 36, paragraph 1 (b), of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

5. Pakistan breached Vienna Convention by depriving India the right to communicate/access Jadhav 

Pakistan has deprived India of the right to communicate with and have access to Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, to visit him in detention and to arrange for his legal representation, and thereby breached the Article 36, paragraph 1 (a) and (c), of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

6. Pakistan has to immediately grant India consular access to Jadhav

ICJ directed Pakistan to inform Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav without further delay of his rights and to provide Indian consular officers access to him in accordance with Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations  

7. Pakistan must review and reconsider its conviction of the sentence of Jadhav

ICJ said that Pakistan by the means of its own choosing must provide effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, so as to ensure that full weight is given to the effect of the violation of the rights set forth in Article 36 of the Convention.

8. ICJ declared a continued stay on the execution of Jadhav

As execution constitutes an indispensable condition for the effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, ICJ stayed his execution.

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