060- Trial of Pakistani Prisoner of War (Pakistan vs India)
On May 11th, 1973, Pakistan filed an application with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) instituting proceedings against India on the grounds that, according to Pakistan, India intended to surrender 195 Pakistani prisoners of war to Bangladesh, which had intended to put them on trial for acts of genocide and crimes against humanity. Pakistan had also accompanied its application with a request for the indication of provisional measures to order India to suspend any action that might prejudice the proceedings.
India, for its part, had challenged the jurisdiction of the Court and refused to take part in the proceedings.
After requesting the ICJ to further defer consideration of the request for the indication of provisional measures in order to facilitate the negotiations to be opened, it informed the Court of its intention to withdraw, as both parties had reached a diplomatic agreement on the situation. The Court therefore ordered the removal of the case from the roll by order of December 15th, 1973.
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