Pakistan can not execute Kulbhushan Jadhav till the court rules on case: ICJ

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ruled that Pakistan can not execute the death sentence given to former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav till it takes a final decision on the matter.

In an emergency hearing on Monday held only days after India lodged its case, lawyers for New Delhi called on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to order Islamabad to suspend its execution of Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav.

Jadhav was awarded the death sentence by a Pakistani military court last month, a year after he was arrested on espionage charges.

"It is victory for India, because we have succeeded on all counts and the global court has strongly rejected Pakistan's argument, saying that the order of the ICJ is commendatory and the binding upon Pakistan". Pakistan had claimed the Vienna Convention did not apply to a "spy" involved in terror activities and said India was using the world court as a stage for "political theatre". The court has overruled Pakistan's objections on the jurisdiction of the ICJ and upheld Indian plea for consular access. "The court has in fact directed that Pakistan is not going to execute till the conclusion of the proceedings", Memon told ANI.

Soon after the verdict, Pakistan foreign office spokesman Nafees Zakaria came out by alleging that India has been "trying to hide its real face" by taking the case of Jadhav to ICJ.

14th GST Coucil holds meeting in Srinagar
The council finalised tax rates on 80-90 percent of items under the four-slab structure. "Cereals will be in exempt list". Items like hair oil, toothpaste and soaps, which are now taxed at 28 per cent, will be taxed at 18 per cent under GST.

Expressing similar views, another Congress leader Anand Sharma said, "Pakistan has no legs to stand upon". Nationals belonging to Mexico, Paraguay and Germany were sentenced to death in the past and the United Nations court had ordered to halt their executions.

"The court has ruled that councillor access should have been given to Jadhav". However, Pakistan released a video of Jadhav admitting he was a "spy".

Presiding judge Ronny Abraham of France, right, enters to read the World Court's verdict in the case brought by India against Pakistan in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, May 18, 2017. The government will wait to see Pakistan's decision.

"It is a victory for India and a big blow for Pakistan".

It would be "foolish to accept" the United Nations court's jurisdiction in the case of Indian spy, the resolution states. The U.N. court ruled unanimously that Pakistan shouldn't put Jadhav to death until India's allegation that Pakistan breached his right to consular assistance is legally resolved. Prime Minister Narendra Modi "will leave no stone unturned to save" Jadhav, she tweeted.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fiat Chrysler shares drop on US diesel emissions probe
May 19, 2017 - 06:48
The current regulations allow governments in European Union member nations to approve new vehicles that could then be sold throughout the EU.

Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in prison
May 19, 2017 - 06:48
The military has not agreed to comment on Manning's treatment over the past seven years that she's been imprisoned. Manning was subsequently court-martialed and sentenced in 2013 with the opportunity for parole after seven years.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 2nd victim dead after woman drives into oncoming traffic on United States 50
May 19, 2017 - 06:44
Murphy's vehicle crashed head-on with the Mercedes SUV, which came to rest on the side of the highway in a wooded area. For unknown reasons at this time, Murphy was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 50 in Annapolis.

Putin says Russian Federation meddling furor is 'nonsense'
May 18, 2017 - 00:21
Israel is one of the United States' most important allies and runs one of the most active espionage networks in the Middle East. Putin on Wednesday joked that his Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov "hasn't shared those secrets with us".

Home Depot Reports Earnings
May 18, 2017 - 00:13
Stock Movement: Home Depot's shares are up 1.9% during pre-market trading hours following the earnings release. Moreover, Bragg Financial Advisors Inc has 0.32% invested in the company for 65,122 shares.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 5 ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers
May 18, 2017 - 00:10
In Britain, many hospitals and clinics that are part of the country's national health service were still having computer problems. Security experts said his move bought precious time for organizations seeking to block the attacks.

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Returns To 'Saturday Night Live,' Hides in Bushes
May 17, 2017 - 00:26
Because he told us so, period! But the host then echoes a voice on the other end of his ear piece, "Oh no I didn't?" However, the Post then offered a correction, stating that Spicer was "among the bushes" not "in the bushes".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon: Cyber expert
May 17, 2017 - 00:22
Security experts are studying a computer software virus that has affected computers in at least 150 countries. But because so many companies didn't apply it, the so-called WannaCry attack spread like cholera.

White House Says Trump's 'Tapes' Tweet About Comey Wasn't a Threat
May 16, 2017 - 14:41
The associate with knowledge of the conversation confirmed an account of the conversation in The New York Times is accurate. Senate Intel Committee Ranking Member Mark Warner said he's hoping to hear from Comey in the "not-to-distant future".

WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities
May 16, 2017 - 14:29
The software tools to create the attack were revealed in April among a trove of NSA spy tools that were either leaked or stolen. The 200,000 victims included more than 100,000 organizations, Europol spokesman Jan Op Gen Oorth told The Associated Press .

Celtics seek top pick, Lakers aim to keep theirs in lottery
May 16, 2017 - 14:20
Video of the 2016 drawing can be found at: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/draft/2016/05/17/2016-draft-lottery-drawing.nba. All in all, the possibilities regarding trading a top pick for a proven player to help New Orleans immediately are endless.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top HTC sets mid-June for its U11 India lift-off
May 16, 2017 - 13:42
Customers get slightly more generous storage options this year, as the HTC 10 only shipped in 32GB or 64GB variants. HTC has been alluding to this capability in a series of short videos on a teaser website for the past month.

Marvel releases Ravager Groot featurette for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
May 15, 2017 - 19:02
Most of the amusing lines or actions come from Drax and Baby Groot, who steal the show... or should I say movie, wink. Color abounds throughout the movie, drenching most of the landscape visuals, as well as numerous action scenes.

Warriors: Conference finals schedule vs. Spurs set
May 15, 2017 - 18:20
Without his physical presence, Aldridge went to work, scoring 10 points in the first quarter as the Spurs jumped to a 31-24 lead. Many expect Cleveland and Golden State to duke it out again this year, but Golden State first has to contend with San Antonio.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Overblown claim on new China trade deal
May 15, 2017 - 18:19
China is turning more to natural gas as a way to reduce its dependence on coal and combat the country's extensive air pollution. Ricketts on Friday applauded news that China would allow American beef into the country for the first time since 2003.