The Hague: At the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on Monday, Pakistan came up with these five fabricated statements to defend their case of sentencing Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav to death after claiming he was a spy.
India had approached the ICJ on May 8 with its plea to stay Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution till it hears the matter and reaches a conclusion.
PAKISTAN’S FIVE LIES ON KULBHUSHAN JADHAV:
Lie No. 1:
Pakistan’s counsel Khawar Qureshi told the International Court of Justice that they have not breached the Vienna Convention.
No consular access was ever granted to Jadhav despite umpteen number of requests from India.
Lie No. 2:
Pakistan has claimed that Jadhav was held in the restive Balochistan province.
Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran by Pakistani authorities. German diplomat Gunter Mulack has corroborated the fact.
Lie No. 3:
Pakistan claims to have given a fair trial to Jadhav.
Jadhav, a retired Indian naval officer, was however sentenced to death in a secret military trial.
Lie No. 4:
Pakistan has put out a so-called confession video of Jadhav.
The confession was made under duress as he was under arrest. The court did not allow Pakistan to play the video during the hearing today.
Lie No. 5:
Pakistan claims that Jadhav is a terrorist who caused instability and terror activities.
Pakistan hasn’t given any evidence on Kulbhushan’s terror connections and sabotage activities.
In an exclusive interview with India Today, Pakistan government’s Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf gave bizarre responses to defend his country’s stand on Jadhav issue.
He claimed that India has been misleading the world and the court. “If India was so keen to have consular access then why did it wait for full one year,” Ausaf said.
On May 9, the highest court in the UN gave Jadhav a lease of life by issuing a stay order. India, in its appeal to the ICJ, had asserted that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities after retiring from the Indian Navy. India has denied that he has any connection with the government.