Why are we so elated?From yesterday onwards people of India are rejoicing. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has given its verdict in favour of India in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. The Court has ordered to stay the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistani jail. It has also criticized Pakistan for not granting consular access to Indian High Commission Officials despite being requested sixteen times. Indian media and many Indian experts have taken it as grand victory of India over Pakistan. They are very elated.
But I am not happy. First and foremost, the judgement of the ICJ is not legally enforceable. Moreover, I have an aprehension that Kulbhushan Jadhav is not in a proper condition, if not already murdered, in Pakistani jail. Pakistan's refusal to grant consular access to Indian Officials points to that direction.
In short, I do not believe Pakistan, its kangaroo court and its authorities. We must wait and watch to see if consular access is granted to Indian authorities.