Disinformation is perhaps the oldest and effective steroid some countries give people to pump up enthusiasm and benighted devotion and jingoism.
The Jadhav’s execution case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is pending as the provisional verdict asks Pakistan to stay the execution until consular access has been given to the spy.
Nonetheless, while it is too early to draw conclusions and declare ‘victories’, a vilification campaign against Pakistan’s counsel Khawar Qureshi seems to be accusing him of corruption and deliberately losing the case against India while also charging ‘too much’ for defending his country.
Earlier, Indian media had ‘disclosed’ the verdict beforehand. Citing ‘sources’ from the Hague, Indian journalists revealed the verdict which turned out to be exactly what the jury had decided.
Without citing any reference, some questionable tabloids in India are alleging that the Barrister Khawar Qureshi has been working for India in the past, insinuating that he lost the case deliberately while also charged ‘exorbitant’ fee from Pakistan.