THE HAGUE: The United Nations courtroom, formally referred to as the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ), will proceed listening to the case pertaining to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav at present (Wednesday).
India will current its concluding arguments at present because it introduced its case first on Monday. The four-day public listening to within the case will finish with Pakistan’s closing arguments on Thursday.
Pakistan introduced its facet on Tuesday and maintained that India has not responded to a number of key questions raised by Islamabad.
English Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi whereas speaking to reporters after the listening to was adjourned stated, “You heard what I stated, you may learn my arguments. The place is evident; it is India that should reply the questions, not Pakistan. It is India that has behaved illegally, not Pakistan.”
“I hope even tomorrow India may convey itself to supply solutions to those numerous questions. It’s nonetheless not too late. But when it would not, we’re ready to see that the courtroom does,” he added.
Qureshi whereas presenting his arguments earlier than ICJ stated the case doesn’t interact the Vienna Conference as India failed to determine that Jadhav is it is nationwide.
Stating that “a choice concerning Jadhav’s nationality has not but been made”, Qureshi stated, “India didn’t state whether or not he’s Kulbushan Jadhav or Hussain Mubarak Patel.”
“How can India demand consular entry when it didn’t verify Jadhav’s nationality?” he questioned. “India ought to inform why the consular entry settlement doesn’t apply to Jadhav.”
Pakistan’s counsel stated that India knew that if it involves the problem of consular entry then it must cooperate with Pakistan. “Which is why India immediately approached the ICJ,” he added.
“On one facet, India has moved the world courtroom and on the opposite facet it has refused to reply Pakistan’s questions,” Qureshi stated. “India is sitting on a weak wall of lies identical to Humpty Dumpty,” he added.
Qureshi continued, “I’ve represented India prior to now and this angle of India is totally new for me.”
“India levelled a baseless allegation towards Pakistan of violating worldwide legal guidelines,” the counsel maintained. “India’s declare of Jadhav retiring on the age of 47 is past comprehension.”
He additional stated, “As per the Vienna Conference, there’s a discussion board to maneuver the excessive courtroom within the case.”
India’s spy company Analysis and Evaluation Wing (RAW) started to destabilise Balochistan when [Narendra] Modi got here into energy, he continued. “What investigation did India perform after Jadhav was arrested from Iran?” he additional requested.
Questioning why “Jadhav was in possession of a passport within the identify of a Muslim”, Qureshi requested, “What proof is there of the allegation that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran and dropped at Pakistan?”
“What proof does India have of the nine-hour journey between Iran and Pakistan?” he additional requested.
The counsel continued, “A passport within the identify of Hussain Mubarak Patel was issued in 2003 and renewed in 2014. The tackle talked about on the passport is that of the property owned by Jadhav’s mom.”
He clarified, “Iran has nothing to do with the Jadhav case. Jadhav was arrested from Balochistan and never Iran and the story concerning his kidnapping from Iran is baseless.”
Qureshi additionally gave an digital presentation on this planet courtroom and introduced excerpts from Indian journalists’ Karan Thapar and Parween Swami’s experiences printed in April 2017 and January 2018.
Referring to India’s Nationwide Safety Adviser Ajit Doval’s interview, Qureshi stated, “Doval confessed to Indian-sponsored terrorism in Balochistan throughout his interview.”
“Based on Doval, Jadhav performed a key position in terrorism in Balochistan,” he added.
In his concluding remarks, Qureshi maintained that the ICJ ought to dismiss the Indian petition because the case is out of the jurisdiction of the Vienna Conference.
“India’s software must be declared inadmissible by cause of India’s conduct on this context, manifesting abuse of rights, lack of fine religion, illegality, lack of fresh fingers and misrepresentation,” he acknowledged.