Kulbhushan Jhadav in ICJ: How India manipulated the case

Kulbhushan Jhadav in ICJ: How India manipulated the case

NEW DELHI: India played with the trust of the International Court of Justice and manipulated the perception of events in the Kulbhushan Yadav case to its favor.

Knowingly that Kulbhushan Yadav death sentence was not expected before August by Pakistan, India created the perception in ICJ that the case is of urgent nature which involves innocent human death.

India which made better diplomatic manoeuvres and built up a perception internationally that Islamabad may soon execute its convicted senior Naval official Kulbushan Jadhav on spying charges. 

This presumably misled International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rush to suspend his execution.

Jadhav was handed down a death sentence by Pakistan’s Field General Court Martial few weeks ago and his execution was nowhere in sight in months to come given the lengthy legal process in Pakistan which Indian government has been pursuing.

This was the precise reason that the ICJ noted in its short order that there is a risk that an execution of Indian spy could occur at any moment and therefore, “In those circumstances, the court is satisfied that there is urgency in the present case”.