As per J. Katju India committed a serious mistake by going to ICJ in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
Former judge in the Apex Court, Justice Markanday Katju on Saturday expressed his deep concerns over the repercussions that India might have to face due to its actions of involving International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
Justice Katju, who’s also a former Press Council of India Chairman, in his Facebook post said that India has made a serious mistake by going to the ICJ.
He also criticised people “gloating” over India’s victory before ICJ & said, “Serious mistake for India to go to International Court of Justice. People are gloating over India’s victory before the ICJ regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav.”
“My own opinion is that it was a serious mistake for India as we’ve played into Pakistan’s hands & given it a handle to open up many other issues”.
J. Katju said that this was the reason Pakistan “didn’t seriously object” to the International Court of Justice jurisdiction.
He said that it’s certain that Pakistan would be approaching the ICJ to decide the Kashmir issue and “it’ll then hardly lie in our mouth to object to the jurisdiction of ICJ since we can’t blow hot & cold together.”
He said that Pakistan must be happy that India went to the ICJ for a single man’s life as now they could raise various issues, particularly about Kashmir in an international forum, to which India has always objected.
Earlier this week, the ICJ had announced its verdict in the Jadhav case & had ordered a stay on his execution. Jadhav had been kidnapped in Iran & then taken to Pakistan, where he was tried by a military court on the charges of being a being a spy & had been sentenced to death. India, however, hadn’t been able to receive any consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav despite numerous repeated requests.
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