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Pakistan alarmed as India could move ICJ over Sharif statement

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    Pakistan alarmed as India could move ICJ over Sharif statement
    | Islamabad believes International Court not mandated to hear such cases
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    May 15, 2018



    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is alarmed after India threatened to take former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s controversial statement on the 2008 Mumbai attacks to the International Court of Justice.

    Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that India was planning to ‘play’ with the statement in the ICJ - although there were little chances such a plea would be accepted.

    One official said: “They (India) have indicated they might do that (move the ICJ on Sharif’s statement). We are alarmed but hopeful that this would not be taken seriously by the ICJ.”

    He added: “Even if the statement (of Sharif) is taken as a big news by India, it is not a compelling evidence. The statement just means an opinion.”

    In an interview to an English daily, Sharif had claimed that those who attacked the hotel in Mumbai in 2008 were from Pakistan. Sharif asked if “we should allow non-state actors “to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai.” He said: “Militant organizations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?”

    On Monday, Pakistan’s civil and military leadership rejected the statement. The National Security Committee meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reviewed the recent statement and unanimously termed it ‘incorrect’ and ‘misleading’.

    Legal experts said the ICJ had no jurisdiction to try individuals accused of war crimes or crimes against humanity and as it was not a criminal court it did not have a prosecutor able to initiate proceedings.

    Pakistan and India are already fighting convicted Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav’s case in the ICJ. Pakistan is hopeful the ICJ will ultimately dismiss the Jadhav’s case.

    Last year, the ICJ asked Pakistan to stay Jadhav’s execution until a final verdict. “Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings,” the ICJ ruled. India had approached the top UN court after Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for his role in terrorism.

    The RAW agent was found guilty of conducting espionage activities in the country. Ignoring all evidence, India, however, maintains he was kidnapped from Iran last year. The trial against Jadhav was conducted under the Pakistan Army Act 1952 and Official Secret Act of 1923. Pakistan is expected to file its counter rejoinder on or before July 17 in the ICJ relating to the case of the Indian spy.

    After the Mumbai attacks in 2008, a US Republican lawmaker had said that the perpetrators of such crime should be tried by an international tribunal. Edward Randall Royce said those involved in planning these attacks should be transferred to face trial before the international community in The Hague.

    Another official at the foreign ministry said the threats from India about moving the ICJ on Sharif’s statement was ‘hoax’. “They cannot move this case to the ICJ. This is not the mandate of the ICJ. In fact, the ICJ is not mandated to even hear Jadhav’s case,” he insisted.

    The official said Pakistan would be ready to defend its case if India did go to the ICJ on the issue. “We can’t stop them (from moving the ICJ) but we know it is not a case for the ICJ,” he said.

    Tensions between Pakistan and India have been high since the killing of a Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani in July 2016. An attack on Indian forces in September 2016 - that killed 19 soldiers in Uri area of held Kashmir - further heightened the tensions. India also claimed it had carried a “surgical strike” to avenge the Uri attack. Pakistan rejected the Indian claim.

    Reports said that cross-border clashes between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India had reached the highest levels in 15 years. Hundreds of people have been killed or wounded in the clashes instigated by India. The nuclear-armed neighbours have fought three wars since gaining independence from the British in 1947.





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    https://nation.com.pk/15-May-2018/pakistan-alarmed-as-india-could-move-icj-over-sharif-statement
     
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    Fake News.
     
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    No one will take political statements seriously, only few Indian journalists blowing it unnecessary.
     
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    Perhaps ICJ would.
     
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    Result will be nothing. Neither nawaz was in power and sitting prime minister that time neither he is right now infact when you are convicted forna crime and give statement no one will take it that is an international law.
     
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    He has been disqualified by courts in corruption cases prior to this statement and soon will be behind bars InshAllah.if he had said it while in power that would be another thing also he did not take any action while in power.After he is disgraced and disqualified by court ruling his bitter statement will not be of any use for ICJ.
     
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    Lols...did he present any proof? In case ICJ accept his statement then they should accept statements about MODI. Since many politician called him mass murderer.
     
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    He wasn’t even PM when Mumbai happened... What does NS know...
     
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    Counter sue Modi and India for East Pakistan statements.

    That way Modi and Nawaz would get a chance to hug each other at ICJ.
     
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    I am very glad that Nawaz Sharif has dug his own grave. This is a man who is obsessed with power.

    It is an eye opener for all Pakistanis. This man and his party are a threat to Pakistan.

    Nawaz Sharif can go to any extent to become martyr. This man has put Zardari to shame.

    The next elections are an important gauge. We will see where Pakistanis stand. Are Pakistanis loyal to Nawaz Sharif or are they loyal to Pakistan?
     
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    Why would you approach ICJ for something has got nothing to do with your country?
     
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    India could move ICJ on the statement of a disgraced ousted PM? Good luck.
     
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