Tiny takeaway for India, bigger one for Pakistan, tweets Sherry Rehman on ICJ verdict

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ISLAMABAD: Senior PPP leader and former ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman feels that Pakistan had gained the upper hand following the International Court of Justice verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

Taking to Twitter shortly after the verdict, Sherry Rehman said that the ICJ had denied India four substantive pleas including annulling Jadhav sentence, his release or his retrial in a civilian court.

The former envoy said the The Hague-based UN court had also not challenged the military court’s jurisdiction India was hoping for.

The verdict, she argued, was a tiny takeaway for India but a bigger one for Pakistan.

“While ICJ called for granting consular access it has denied 4 substantive pleas from India including annulling the #Jhadav sentence,releasing him,or retrying in a civilian court.They did not challenge the jurisdiction India was hoping for.Tiny takeaway for India,bigger 1 for Pk,” she tweeted.

Her response came after the ICJ stayed the execution of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and directed Pakistan to review his case.

The court, however, rejected India plan for his acquittal and safe passage to India.