1st ‘Assurance’ from Pakistan'

Pakistan recently made their first statement on Sunday and assured Pakistan's domestic laws would take precedence over the ICJ'S final judgment in the KulbhushanJadhav case. This is a first assurance from Pakistan that Jadhav”s life is safe till the final Judgement by ICJ.

Pakistan say they are considering Kulbhushan Jadhav's Mother's Plea

ISLAMABAD: 20th may, Pakistan announced that they have received an appeal against the death sentence to Indian national #Kulbhushan Jadhav from his mother, which is being considered, Sartaj Aziz, the adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said today

What happened in the ICJ?

Thursday, 3.30 PM Indian time 11 judges agreed with the #india, in ownership of President Ronny Abraham, "Harish Salve who represented India at the International Court of Justice" passing a stay of execution against KulbhushanJadhav as Pakistan had violated the law of international Vienna convention treaty. Also, Pakistan has no right in Jadhav's case to make the decision until the #Final Verdict is decided by the ICJ (International Court of Justice).

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ICJ has ruled in his favour by three strong points: Both countries agreed that KulbhushanJadhav is an Indian citizen.He was abducted by Pakistan in alleged circumstances from Iran. It is mandatory to grant consular access to India as per the Vienna Convention. ICJ has repudiated the false allegation against KulbhushanJadhav. and refuted the Pakistan statement that he has carried out espionage and terrorist activities against Pakistan. However, In April "Indian RAW Agent Kulbhushan awarded death sentence through Court Marshal by Pakistan Army for for espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan."

Indian high commissioner Gautam Bambavale met the Pakistani foreign secretary over this issue and demanded consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav along with visa requests for his parents and family within 40 days after the execution hearing.

Pakistan argued that a person convicted of espionage is not entitled to consular access, ICJ rejected this order and asked for a stay of Kulbhushan's death sentence.

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Could this be a sign of victory?

India has expressed happiness over the victory after the International’s Court's order against Pakistan, however, they have expressed some fear whether Kulbhushan is still alive. Because the past track record of Pakistan says that they never give weight to any International court judgment. Also because India has requested 17 times for the consular access of kulbhushan India is not part of in International security council. China is a part of it and it always supports Pakistan on their major decisions as in the case of Major Azhar. As with the United Nations Security council if any of the countries veto other countries have to follow the same. The Indian government was nervous they may carry out the execution during the ICJ hearing. Sushma Swaraj also tweeted; I assure the nation that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi we will leave no stone unturned to save #KulbhushanJadhav.

Now questions emerge:

#What options do India now have in the Kulbhushan case?

#What is the next step India will take?

Pakistan's statement on the verdict

Pakistan government was the decision of the ICJ court.

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Their judicial told it was a mistake made by them, they went to international court. They criticized the ICJ saying their judges were not well equipped to make the judgment. After this decision, Pakistan made his first statement on Twitter this is our own personal law and no one can right to take a decision against our Consular act. According to foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, who says that Pakistan has submitted its reply to the ICJ under Article 36 of the United Nations Charter. “In some issues, Pakistan does recognize the jurisdiction of the ICJ. Jadhav’s case is related to Pakistan’s security. India is just twisting the facts and trying to give this case a humanitarian angle...India is trying to defend a person whose actions have led to the killing of scores of innocent Pakistanis,” says Zakaria.

Pakistan military forces denied judgment of ICJ, also they said they will take revenge on this dispute. Talking to the state-run Pakistan Television, after the ruling was delivered, Zakaria said India has been "trying to hide its real face" by taking the case of Jadhav to ICJ. "The real face of India will be exposed before the world," he said, adding that Jadhav has confessed his crimes of sabotage, terrorism and subversion activities not only once but twice.