Pakistan Supreme Court, no to immediate hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav
New Delhi: The Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected the petition on Sunday demanding that Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav be hanged at the earliest. This petition was filed by a man named Farooq H. Nayak.
The petitioner had argued that Jadhav has been convicted by the military court and has not appealed against the death sentence, so he should be hanged immediately. The petitioner had said that according to Pakistani law, Kulbhushan Jadhav was given death sentence and he should not given any diplomatic contact.
The petitioner said that the matter is not in the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). According to the petitioner, Pakistan is free to act on the basis of its domestic law. The Supreme Court of the United Nations, ICJ, has asked Pakistan not to hang Jadhav till the final verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case is clear, which India has appreciated. At the same time, Pakistan has said that the decision of the ICJ has not changed anything in the Jadhav case.
The ICJ had jolted Pakistan on May 18 and said that Jadhav's execution is banned until the final verdict is reached in the matter. The court said that Pakistan should not take any action on Jadhav. The court also said that Pakistan's claim on Jadhav does not matter.
India and Pakistan are committed under the Vienna Treaty and they have the right to make a decision in this matter. Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court for being an agent of RAW and for spying, which India had challenged in the International Court of Justice.