Indian Spy Kulbhushan Jhadav case hearing held in ICJ

Indian Spy Kulbhushan Jhadav case hearing held in ICJ

*HAGUE – The International Court of Justice concluded the first day hearing of the case of Indian Spy Kulbhushan Jhadav at the Hague on Monday.*

During the hearing, the court asked the India to present their arguments on the case. However, India started arguments with blame game, accusing Pakistan of kidnapping Kulbhushan from Iran. His arguments centred around the Article 36 of the Vienna Convention.

Pakistan has already stated that Kulbhushan is a spy and terrorist and the Vienna Convention is not applicable to him. The Indian council neither presented a proof of the fake passport of Kulbhushan nor did he proved him as a serving officer of Indian Navy. The Indian side arguments’ revolved around mere accusations.

Earlier, Islamabad has presented evidence obtained from Commander Jadhav after his arrest, and during the criminal process leading to his conviction as amply demonstrating his activities in fomenting terrorism in Pakistan.

Pakistan maintains that it would be incompatible with international law for someone sent as a spy/terrorist by a State to be afforded access to officials of that State, as India asserts.

The ICJ has repeatedly stated that it is not a Criminal Court of Appeal and effective review of a conviction is available before the domestic Courts.