HAGUE: The International Court of Justice hypocracy has become evident in the Kulbhushan Yadav case where ICJ has ruled that it has jurisdiction over the Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav row between Pakistan and India, whereby Pakistan has taken the stance that the case does not fall in the jurisdiction of the ICJ.
The last time India and Pakistan took a dispute to the ICJ was in 1999 when Islamabad protested against the downing of a Pakistani navy plane that killed 16 people.
In that case, the tribunal decided it was not competent to rule in the dispute and closed the case.
India and Pakistan routinely accuse one another of sending spies into their countries, and it is not uncommon for either nation to expel diplomats accused of espionage, particularly at times of high tension.
But death sentences have rarely been issued in recent years.