ICJ to deliver verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav case today
International Court of Justice, ICJ, will deliver its verdict today in the case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, currently on death row in Pakistan.
A retired Indian Navy officer, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017.
India approached the Hague based-ICJ in May 2017 against Pakistan for denying consular access to Jadhav. On 18th May, 2017, the ICJ had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.
India had also challenged Jadhav’s trial by the military court of Pakistan. After hearing the final arguments from both sides, in February, the ICJ had reserved the judgment.
President of the Court Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf will read out the verdict during a public sitting which will take place at 6.30 p.m. Indian time at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.