India went on the offensive against Pakistan at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and its attorney Harish Salve drove home the point that the neighbouring country was fabricating evidence to target an innocent man and is looking to take his life with the intent to prove he was an ‘Indian spy’ in order to hide its failings as a democratic state and its total surrender to the terror merchants who are functioning with impunity there under state patronage. India has argued that it wants the court to suspend the death sentence awarded to former Indian naval officer Kulbushan Jadhav. India told the court that Jadhav was arrested on cooked up charges under mysterious circumstances and that Jadhav’s human rights were violated. Here are the top 10 things India told the ICJ:
1) India told the court that the Pakistani Army court did not give a fair trial to Jadhav.
2) Kulbhushan Jadhav has been jailed by Pakistan under concocted charges and has been deprived of basic human rights.
3) Pakistan has not provided India with any documentary evidence against Jadhav.
4) Islamabad has also denied consular access to Jadhav, which is a contravention of the Vienna Convention
5) Jadhav was convicted on the basis of confessional statements extracted from him while he was in Pakistan’s custody.
6) Kulbhushan was denied the of his right to seek a legal counsel.
7) There is an imminent threat to Kulbhushan’s life even before the judicial decision is passed.
8) India wants appropriate legal representation for Kulbhushan Jadhav.
9) India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government – he had also retired from service earlier.
10) Pakistan is yet to grant a visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s kin.