“Diplomacy is the velvet glove that carries the fist of power”.
As soon as the Imran khan government moved the bill in the National Assembly, the members from the opposition parties stood up on their benches and raised objections against it, and termed it a surrender of the government before Indian demands. They accused the Imran Khan-led government of working at the behest of India.
The Pakistani military said in a statement he had confessed to being tasked by India’s intelligence service RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) with planning, coordinating, and organizing espionage and sabotage activities in Balochistan “aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan”.The sentence was passed by a Field General Court Martial and confirmed by the powerful army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The court-martial had reportedly been kept secret even within the ranks of the military.
April 10, 2017: A Pakistani army court sentences Jadhav
to death “for his involvement in espionage and sabotage
activities against Pakistan”. India warns Islamabad that it is
a case of “premeditated murder”.
On April 10, 2017,Pakistan stated that Jadhav entered Chabahar with a visa stamped on a fake passport numbered L9630722 in 2003 where he got a new identity of Hussain Mubarak Patel – born on 30 August 1968, from Maharashtra, India. The then External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj made a statement in both Houses of Parliament, that India will go "out of way" to ensure justice to Jadhav. India demanded from Pakistan a certified copy of the charge-sheet as well as the judgement in the death sentence of Jadhav and soughted for consular access to him.
India approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at Hague against Pakistan military courts decision. The ICJ later stayed Jadhav’s execution, finally on July 17, 2019, In a major victory for India, the ICJ rules that Pakistan must review the death sentence for Kulbhushan Jadhav and provide him consular access.
Harish Salve Welcomed this move
This is a welcome move by Pakistan in the spirit of true justice. the government added. Asking for neutral legal assistance for Jadhav, the government said, “In case Pakistan doesn’t want Indian lawyer they should go for the help from some third country lawyer.”
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