ICJ to deliver verdict on 17 July in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

File Pic: DDNewsThe Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) has said it will deliver on July 17 its verdict in the case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on death row in Pakistan.

The ICJ, in a statement, said a public sitting will take place at 6:30 PM Indian Standard Time on 17th July at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, the President of the Court, will read out the verdict.

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 trial by the military court of Pakistan against Jadhav. On 18th May, 2017, the ICJ had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.

The court held a four-day public hearing in the case in February during which both India and Pakistan submitted their detailed pleas and responses.

The Hindu

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