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Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: Court notes

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer convicted of alleged espionage and terrorism, till it gives a final decision on New Delhi’s petition to annul his death sentence.
Ronny Abraham, president of the United Nations’ highest court in The Hague, said: “Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings and shall inform the court of all the measures taken in implementation of the present order.”

Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict

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    The ICJ notes that the access denied to Jadhav appears to fall within this court’s jurisdiction. The court concludes it has no limitation to consider the case

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    The court notes that Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution can take place at any time. The court is satisfied that there is urgency in the present case. Pakistan shall take all measures in its disposal to ensure Mr Jadhav not to be executed till the court completes hearing, as far as irreparable prejudice is concerned, the court finds India’s concerns 


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    The government of Pakistan shall inform this court of all measures taken in implementation of the order

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    Ronny Abraham, president of the United Nations’ highest court in The Hague, said: “Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings and shall inform the court of all the measures taken in implementation of the present order.”

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    To this, Pakistan says Jadhav (46) was arrested in March last year in the restive Balochistan province. In April, a military court sentenced him to death for alleged involvement in spying and subversive activities. India has contended he was kidnapped from the Iranian port of Chabahar and his secret trial was a “farce”.