ICJ orders Pakistan not to execute Jadhav, India heaves sigh of relief

Kulbhushan Jadhav gained a temporary reprieve on Thursday as the International Court of Justice ordered Pakistan not to execute the former Indian Navy officer convicted of alleged espionage and terrorism, rejecting Islamabad’s argument that the UN’s top legal body did not have jurisdiction in the case.

Pakistan sought to play down the significance of the order, saying it amounted to maintaining “status quo” in Jadhav’s case and that it was determined to take the matter to its “logical end”. It added Jadhav “would be provided every opportunity and remedy” to defend his case and had “ample time to petition for clemency”.Read More…

 

Credit By : The Hindustan Times

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