Pakistan Snubbed By the UN Court on the Second Day of Kulbushan Jadhav Hearing.

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Pakistan was snubbed on Tuesday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) when it sought for a replacement of an ad-hoc Pakistani judge during the hearing of the case related to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan said his country’s ad-hoc judge to the ICJ, Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday during the first day of hearings of the case and requested that his replacement be sworn-in before he could make his argument.

This was the clear reflection of the chill in the Indo-Pak ties in the aftermath the terror attack that claimed the lives of over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack and India has said there is “incontrovertible evidence” of Pakistani support to the group.

Forty-eight-year-old former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism on April 11, 2017. India has moved the ICJ, challenging the verdict.

During the hearing yesterday, India’s advocate Harish Salve raised questions over how a military court could hold a trial for a civilian without giving him a due and transparent right to defend.

Khan, in his counter, said, “All laws are made by Parliament in accordance with the Constitution after proper debate and discussions. Local laws are within the domain of Parliament and the independent courts of Pakistan. Similarly, the creation of military courts was through this Parliamentary process.”

The Pakistani advocate made all kinds of bizarre allegations against Jadhav, accusing him of being responsible for subversive activities in Pakistan. India has maintained that Jadhav, a former Naval officer-turned-businessman, was innocent and he had been kidnapped by Pakistani intelligence agencies from Iran.

The Pakistani advocate made all kinds of bizarre allegations against Jadhav, accusing him of being responsible for subversive activities in Pakistan. India has maintained that Jadhav, a former Naval officer-turned-businessman, was innocent and he had been kidnapped by Pakistani intelligence agencies from Iran.

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