As a huge relief to India, The International Court of Justice (ICJ) have stayed the execution order of Kulbhushan Yadav by Pakistan.
This was after India instituted proceedings against Pakistan at the ICJ accusing Islamabad of “egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations” in the detention and trial of Jadhav.
Jadhav’s sentencing has kicked off a diplomatic row between India and Pakistan, with New Delhi slamming Islamabad for carrying out a “farcical” trial and for refusing to allow consular access to Jadhav.
The International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court or The Hague, is the main judicial organ of the United Nations and operates out of the Netherlands in Europe.
In a statement (read full ICJ statement ) issued on India starting proceedings against Pakistan, the ICJ said, “Republic of India instituted proceedings against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, accusing the latter of ‘egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations’ in the matter of the detention and trial of an Indian national, Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan.”
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj tweeted “I have spoken to the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav and told her about the order of President, ICJ under Art 74 paragraph 4 of Rules of Court,”.
“Mr. Harish Salve, Senior Advocate is representing India before International Court of Justice in the #KulbhushanJadhav case,”she added.
Responding on India’s petition, the ICJ has forbidden Pakistan from hanging Kulbhushan Jadhav until The Hague conducts a detailed hearing on the matter.