ICJ has given no order on 'consular access' for Jadhav: Aziz

He also said that Pakistan will not take any dictation on the issue and take decisions as per its interests.

The Times of India, citing Radio Pakistan, quoted the National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq as saying that the government and Pakistan Army will jointly fight the case.

Another congress pioneer P.C. Chacko stated, "There is a reasonable infringement of global guidelines in the capture and discipline of Kulbhushan Jadhav". The court further observed that the existence of a 2008 bilateral agreement on consular relations between India and Pakistan does not change its conclusion on the issue of jurisdiction.

Pakistan's attempt to seek a review of International Court of Justice's interim stay on Kubushan Jadhav's execution is a mere populist ploy to please the domestic audience and is untenable under international law, said Indian counsel Harish Salve on Saturday. "He visited Pakistan thrice and is suspected to have connections with the ISI", DIG H Raghvendra Suhasaa said. Pakistan claims to have arrested Jadhav from the restive Balochistan in March previous year for "espionage".

"Jadhav has been sentenced according to the constitution of Pakistan because he was arrested in the country and was involved in anti-state activities", the Minister said.

During a press conference, Aziz said that Jadhav's punishment will be in accordance with domestic laws.

An appeal will be filed against ICJ's verdict on convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. "I think Pakistan should withdraw from its position, which is contrary to global law and human rights norms, allow consular access and an independent lawyer for Jadhav, and hold an open and fair trial". It considered that the mere fact that Jadhav is under a death sentence and might, therefore, be executed is sufficient to demonstrate the existence of a risk of irreparable prejudice to the rights claimed by India.

A statement by the office of Pakistan's attorney general was in line with the position taken by their foreign office that the order of the ICJ did not change the status of Jadhav in any manner.

The ICJ's decision to hold Jadhav's execution came as a relief to the Indian government, which is now readying for the next set of hearings in the case.

  • Leroy Wright