India demands Pakistan release Jadhav after world court ruling Jul 19, 2019 0 199 12345 AFPNew DelhiIndia on Thursday demanded that Pakistan release an alleged spy after the International Court of Justice called for a review of a death sentence against him.The arch-rivals each declared victory after the world court ruling made late Wednesday. But with 49-year-old Kulbhushan Jadhav still held in secret, his case risked setting off new tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said Jadhav, a former navy officer, “is in the illegal custody of Pakistan under fabricated charges” as he welcomed the court ruling.“Yesterday’s judgement is not only a vindication of India and Mr Jadhav but for all those who believe in the rule of law and the sanctity of international conventions,” the minister added.Jaishankar insisted that Jadhav “is innocent of the charges levelled against him” and had been forced to confess without access to a lawyer.“We once again call upon Pakistan to release and repatriate him forthwith.” The ICJ said Pakistan must give India consular access to the prisoner, give Jadhav proper representation and review the death sentence. But it rejected India’s demand that Jadhav be freed.Pakistan said Jadhav was detained in its southwestern province of Baluchistan in March 2016. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES ‘Appalling’ arson attack on Japanese animation studio kills at least 33 Jul 19, 2019 0 1688 Breach worsens B’desh floods; death toll nears 100 in India Jul 19, 2019 0 1287 Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested by anti-graft agency Jul 19, 2019 0 1337 Twelve killed, scores hurt in Afghanistan Taliban car bombing Reuters KABUL Twelve people were killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, police and medical .. War on numbers: Philippines govt targets drug killing data Reuters MANILA Facing a UN human rights investigation into its bloody war on drugs, the Philippines presented a new death toll on Thursday to counter much higher numbers given by critics. But rights groups accused the .. US sanctions on Myanmar military leaders inadequate: UN investigator Reuters DHAKA Sanctions imposed this week by the United States on Myanmar’s military leaders over human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims do not go far enough, UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Thursday. .. Sri Lanka detectives arrest top police watchdog official Colombo: Sri Lankan detectives Thursday arrested the chief executive at the police watchdog over his alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar gun-running racket and sought international help to trace four other .. Malnutrition, disease kill 139 displaced in Indonesia’s Papua: Group Reuters JAKARTA Thousands of people in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have been displaced by fighting between soldiers and separatists, and at least 139 of them have died from malnutrition and disease, an .. 2 Thai monks arrested for burning another monk to death Bangkok: Two Thai Buddhist monks have been arrested and charged with murder and arson for burning another monk to death, police told dpa on Thursday. The murder of monks by fellow clergymen is rare in Thailand, where ..