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Big Victory For India At ICJ As UN Court Stays Death Sentence Of Kulbhushan Jadhav Till Further Notice

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[caption id="attachment_262849" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Kulbhushan Jadhav Kulbhushan Jadhav[/caption] The death sentencing of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan was taken to the International Court of Justice by India, hoping for suspension on the execution of Jadhav and the ICJ is expected to announce its verdict shortly. Both sides India and Pakistan addressed ICJ for 90 minutes each on May 15, with India alleging that Pakistan blocked consular access to Jadhav a record 16 times and had forced a confession out of him. Pakistan claimed that the alleged spy Jadhav was involved in promoting terror activities and that requests for consular access are not applicable on those accused of espionage. Here are highlights: Appropriate to say that Pak shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure Kulbhushan Jadhav is not executed pending final decision: ICJ International Court of Justice stays death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistani military court until further notice All parties under Vienna Convention have rights to provide consular assistance to their nationals, says ICJ Court has jurisdiction because of Vienna Convention; dismisses Pak reservations on this issue It appears that under Pak law Jadhav would have 40 days to appeal India should have been given consular access as per Vienna convention Acts alleged by India fall in the Vienna convention which guarantees the state to be given access to its citizen Both India and Pakistan agree that Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian citizen The circumstances of Kulbhushan Jadhav's arrest remains disputed The Vienna convention doesn't exclude those found guilty under terror and espionage Court rejects Pakistan's contention that 2008 case excludes ICJs jurisdiction ICJ has jurisdiction because of Vienna Convention: Ronny Abraham The court considers that the alleged failure by Pak to provide requisite consular assistance as well as alleged failure to allow communication appeal to be falling under the provisions of Vienna Convention, says Judge Abraham ICJ reserves giving any verdict on whether Jadhav is a spy or not ICJ announces that India has the right to seek consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav President of the Court Ronny Abraham starts recapping the Kulbhushan Jadhav case Judges arrive at the ICJ for the verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav