India to submit reply to ICJ in Jadhav case today | Pakistan
HAGUE: India will present its response to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the case of the convicted Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhava today (Tuesday).
On January 23, the ICJ instructed India to present its response today. In addition, the court also instructed Pakistan to submit its objection on this case until 17 July.
India filed its applications with the International Court of Justice on September 13 last year. The Indian position was rejected by Pakistan with its counter-statements, which were presented on December 13.
In his counter-memorial, Pakistan stated that Jadhav is not an ordinary person, since he entered the country with intent
The reply also stated that Jadhav, serving as an officer of the Indian fleet, does not fall within the scope of the Vienna Convention.
Commander Jadhav, an on-duty Indian naval officer working for the Indian secret research and investigation agency Wing (RAW), was arrested March 3, 2016 from Balochistan after he joined Pakistan from Iran.
Judhav was tried in a military court that sentenced him to death for espionage and subversive activities.
In response to this step, relations between Pakistan and neighboring India have tightened, and New Delhi has asked the International Court of Justice to hear this case.
India has transferred the International Court of Justice to provide him six months to file a statement on a case that the United Nations judicial body rejected in June this year.
On May 18, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Jadhava until a final decision was made in the course of the trial.
"Pakistan takes all measures at its disposal to ensure that the Jadhava is not executed until the final decision in these proceedings," ordered judge Ronnie Abraham, the president of the court, to announce the decision.