May 17

India goes to ICJ!

The presently sub judice, controversial case of Mr. Kulbhushan Jadhav at International court of Justice (ICJ) has made the whole world glued to the dispute between India and Pakistan as this case not only focuses on Mr. Jadhav, an ex Indian Naval officer who has been sentenced to be executed on account of being an Indian spy, but also how the volatile and incongruous relationship between India and Pakistan has led the matter to the doors of an International Court.
The argument taken by India on ground of jurisdiction was the violation of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by Pakistan as they denied Mr. Jadhav access to legal assistance. The relief demanded by India is to set Mr. Jadhav free, or in alternative, to declare the military court trial unfair and not in accordance with International Law, and thereby to order a new trial by way of restitution in integrum.