ICJ Verdict On Jadhav On Thursday
The Hague: The International Court of Justice will announce its verdict on Thursday in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case. The ICJ had stayed the death sentence awarded by a Pakistani court to alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav on India’s appeal. Later on Monday it also heard the arguments by India and Pakistan over the fate of Jadhav.
According to reports, ICJ order on Jadhav will be announced on Thursday at 3.30 pm (IST).
During its arguments, India demanded the immediate suspension of Jadhav’s death sentence and expressed fears that Pakistan could execute him even before the hearing at ICJ was completed.
India’s made a powerful argument as the ICJ began hearing the case of a former naval officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested by Pakistan on March 3rd last year and was subsequently sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage.
The Jadhav case came to light on 8 May, when India accused Pakistan of violating Vienna Convention and conducting a farcical trial without any evidence for convicting Jadhav.
Contradicting India’s argument, Pakistan told ICJ that Vienna Convention provisions on consular access do not apply for a spy involved in terror activities and also accused India of using the world body.