To annual the death sentence of Indian Kulbhushan Jadhav the decision is to move the International Court of Justice to order Pakistan on a charge of spying was a "carefully-considered decision" to save an Indian citizen's life, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
In 45 years this was the first time that New Delhi gone to the ICJ, The United Nations charter to world court is established. In 1971 it was the last time when India has questioned the International Aviation Organisation’s powers to decide Pakistan’s complaint about the denying New Delhi its airlines from flying over India.
The ICJ on Tuesday had admitted India’s plea against death sentence pronounced by a military court in Kulbhushan Jadhav case and to hold off on the execution till the case was decided told to Islamabad. There by the Military Court sentenced the 46 year old to death.
After careful consideration the course of action is chosen to save the life of an Indian citizen, a son India, who is in illegal detention and whose life is under threat, on Wednesday Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay told to reporters
The Indian request was grounded in Pakistan’s refusal to implement the requirement under the Vienna Convention of consular matters, indicated by Mr Baglay
Last year since 25th March, when the Pakistan announced the arrest from Baluchistan and charged Kulbhushan Jadhav for spying, for consular access India has made a request for 16 times, repeatedly sought access to court documents to be able to appeal against the death sentence and backed the Kulbhushan Jadhav family's request for visas to meet him. In between, his mother had also sent a petition against the execution.
To Pakistan Mr Baglay said that it did not provide the consular access, and gave no response on our demand for case papers. "There is no information on appeal by Kulbhushan Jadhav's family against the order of the Pakistan military court.