The hustle and bustle of Indian and Pakistani media became felt on the International Court of Justice of The Hague wherein the final listening to of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case is underway. The 4-day public hearing started with the Indian side turning in its arguments on Monday in opposition to the ‘farcical’ trial via Pakistan’s army court docket towards the Indian countrywide who was sentenced to demise on the price of ‘espionage’ and ‘terrorism’. The case could be very crucial for each India and Pakistan. The ‘traces have been drawn’ when Indian ambassador to the Netherlands, Venu Rajamony, and joint secretary in MEA, Deepak Mittal, did not greet the Attorney General of Pakistan with a handshake, and as a substitute greeted the delegation with a namaste. This comes days after India suffered one of the deadliest terrorist assaults in Jammu and Kashmir at the hands of Pakistan-based terror institution Jaish-e-Mohammad on February 14. Sadly, the 69-yr-antique ad hoc decide for Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Tassaduq Hussain Gillani, suffered a cardiac assault at some point of the listening to and turned into rushed to the clinic. He becomes appointed as the sixteenth decide on the bench on the ICJ. India is being represented by Justice Dalveer Bhandari. India’s felony team became led through Harish Salve, and Pakistan’s by Khawar Qureshi, a London-primarily based Queens Counsellor.

 

Under Article 31 of the Statute of the Court, a nation birthday celebration which does now not have a judge of its nationality at the bench may additionally choose a person to sit down as judge advert hoc throughout the listening to of a case provided earlier than the ICJ. India called the ICJ to declare the Pakistani military trial of Jadhav and the shortage of consular access according to him ‘unlawful’, and to direct his instantaneous launch. An emphatic Harish Salve told the courtroom, “There is no way of doubt that Pakistan changed into the use of this as a propaganda device. Pakistan changed into bound to supply consular get entry to straight away.” He stated the chain of occasions and stated that regardless of 13 reminders Pakistan failed to look at the rules of the Vienna Convention. The important articles and provisions that Harish Salve stated had been, Article 36 of the Vienna Convention, Article 30 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Article 5, nine, and 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. “Article 36 of the Vienna Convention says that a rustic need to be knowledgeable about the detention of its citizens however Pakistan did now not tell India approximately his arrest. Without consular get entry to, India has no records on what took place to Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan,” he stated, adding, “Pakistan has proven no admire to international laws and norms. Serious charges need strict adherence to due technique. Inhuman detention is a violation of common rights.” India seeks a prime comfort at the Jadhav sentencing using Pakistan’s navy court and now not merely a statement on the violation. Day Two will see Pakistan’s stand in the depend.

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