International Court of Justice to deliver verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case on

first_imgBy Express Web Desk |New Delhi | Updated: July 4, 2019 9:27:54 pm Pakistan claims that its security forces arrested Jadhav from restive Balochistan province on March 3, 2016 after he reportedly entered from IranHowever, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy. Jadhav’s sentencing had evoked a sharp reaction in IndiaPakistan had rejected India’s plea for consular access to Jadhav at the ICJ, claiming that New Delhi wants to get the information gathered by its “spy”.However, Pakistan facilitated a meeting of Jadhav with his mother and wife in Islamabad on December 25, 2017.When asked whether the verdict in the case will be announced this month, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the date has to be announced by the ICJ.with PTI inputs Best Of Express LiveKarnataka floor test: Will Kumaraswamy’s 14-month-old govt survive? In Mumbai, Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family: Till he does not return from Pakistan, fear remains “A public sitting will take place at 3 p.m. at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the Court, will read the Court’s decision,” a press release said.Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India approached the ICJ in May 2017 against Pakistan for denying consular access to Jadhav.India had also challenged the “farcical trial” by the military court of Pakistan against 48-year-old Jadhav. The ICJ on May 18, 2017 had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case. Advertising Jadhav case: India calls for civilian court trial (L-R) Indian Lawyer Harish Salve, Dr. V. D. Sharma and Deepak Mittal, Joint Secretaries, Indian Ministry of External Affairs are seen at the International Court of Justice during the final hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in The Hague, the Netherlands, February 18, 2019. (REUTERS File /Eva PlevierThe International Court of Justice will pronounce its judgment in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on July 17 at 3 pm. The world court held a four-day public hearing in the case in February during which both India and Pakistan submitted their detailed pleas and responses.India based its case on two broad issues — breach of Vienna Convention on consular access and the process of resolution.India also urged the ICJ to annul Jadhav’s death sentence and order his immediate release, saying the verdict by a Pakistani military court based on a “farcical case” and it failed to satisfy even the minimum standards of due process.Pakistan on its part insisted that the Indian Navy officer was a “spy” and not a businessman.center_img Highlights of ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Key points Kulbhushan Jadhav ‘guilty of crimes’, will proceed further as per law: Imran Khan Harish Salve hails verdict, says ICJ protected Jadhav from being executed Virat Kohli won’t have a say in choosing new coach Related News Advertising 0 Comment(s)last_img

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