The Congress party on Monday said that the International Court of Justice’s intervention in Kashmir issue is not a practical move while responding to the reports of Pakistan’s alleged move to seek redressal on the same from the ICJ. Islamabad is gravely ‘mistaken in the matter,’ it added.
“In the matter of execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, India had no choice but to approach the ICJ, since consular access itself was denied. A long-pending issue like Kashmir is not one to be solved by the ICJ. This is not practical, since the two cases are very different from one another,” said Congress leader PC Chacko.
The Kashmir issue, although having been deliberated numerous times at global forums can be resolved only through bilateral agreement. “In this context, if Pakistan thinks the Kashmir issue can be raised at the ICJ, Pakistan is highly mistaken,” added Chacko.
Reportedly, the top officials in the government are considering to approach ICJ over the dispute. The issue has prompted wars between the two countries thrice.
India filed a petition in ICJ seeking provisional stay of the alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution. Jadhav was convicted of espionage by an impartial military court in the neighboring country.