International Court Of Justice Stays Death Sentence Of Kulbhushan Jadhav

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Islamabad: The International Court of Justice on Tuesday has stayed the hanging of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “spying”.

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The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed his execution following India’s submission that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business after retiring from the Navy.

Jadhav was given death sentence last month by the Field General Court Martial in Pakistan, evoking a sharp reaction in India which warned Pakistan of consequences and damage to bilateral ties if the “pre-meditated murder” was carried out.

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India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government.

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Jadhav’s sentencing has resulted in a diplomatic face-off between India and Pakistan, with New Delhi slamming Islamabad for carrying out a “farcical” trial and for refusing to allow consular access to Jadhav.

After the stay order Sushma Swaraj, the External Affairs Minister twitted