Kulbhushan Jhadav: India appeals ICJ against Pakistan military court orders

Kulbhushan Jhadav: India appeals ICJ against Pakistan military court orders
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NEW DELHI: India has approached International Court of Justice against the Pakistan military court orders of death sentence to Indian national Kulbhushan Yadav .

India filed an appeal on Monday, accusing Pakistan of "egregious violations of the Vienna Convention" and seeking a stay on Mr Jadhav's execution. Mr Jadhav, a retired Naval officer, was kidnapped from Iran, where he was running a business, India said. 

In its appeal, India also said if Pakistan is unable to annul its decision to execute Mr Jadhav, the court should declare the decision "illegal".

External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who met Bert Koenders, the visiting foreign minister of Netherlands this morning, tweeted that she has already spoken to Mr Jadhav's mother and informed her of the International Court's order.

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