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Defence experts confident of ICJ verdict in favour of India

ANI  |  New Delhi/Nagpur [India] 

As filed a plea with the International of Justice (ICJ) to rehear stay on former Indian Naval officer and alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, defence experts on Saturday said that the Pakistan's case is too weak and expressed confidence that no matter what does the court's verdict will be in favour of

"The case itself is weak, whether file a plea or not the case will remain as it is and the ICJ will stand firm in providing legal access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and also that the death sentence should be stayed," defence expert Colonel Sunil Deshpande told ANI.

He said that case was weak, due to which it has faced lots of criticism in its own country and added that no matter what does, the fact remains that its image has gone down completely across the world.

Echoing similar sentiments another Defence Expert Ranjit Rai asserted that the is in a state of shock with the decision of ICJ and added that may file a plea but the case is wide open and court's decision will be awaited.

"is shelf shocked with the decision of the international of justice. They cannot hang Jadhav nor can they do anything without the full trial going through in the row," Rai told ANI.

Earlier on Friday, a day after the ICJ stayed the death sentence awarded to Jadhav by the military court, filed a plea in Hague to rehear the case within six weeks.

"was set to re-challenge the jurisdiction of the International of Justice after it granted injunction on Thursday on an Indian plea to stay Jadhav's execution," said Dunya News.

Earlier in a major reprieve to India, the primary judicial organ of the United Nations cited that both - and - were bound by the Vienna Convention and that the rights invoked by New Delhi under the Vienna Convention were plausible.

Justice Ronny Abraham of the ICJ said that the case was indeed debatable, while also adding that the ICJ had prime facie jurisdiction in the case.

Abraham added that under the Vienna Convention, should have received consular access to seek justice for the former Indian Naval officer.

A military awarded death sentence to Jadhav on April 10 on spying and terrorism charges. According to law, he can make a clemency appeal to the Chief of the Army within 60 days of the verdict of the appellate

This means Jadhav can challenge till the end of Saturday his death sentence in an appellate

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 13:32 IST
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