The verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case will be given today at 3:30 PM by The International Court of Justice (ICJ). The verdict will be given after taking into account the arguments delivered by India and Pakistan.
Kulbhushan Jadhav Death Sentence Case- The Verdict
Today’s verdict by ICJ will decide Kubhushan Jadhav, a former Indian naval officer’s fate.
The verdict will be delivered today at 3:30 pm (IST) at a public sitting in The Hague, Netherland. It will be regarding the provisional measures taken up by India against Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case.
The ICJ on Monday heard the arguments from both India and Pakistan over Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case. New Delhi asked for an immediate suspension of Jadhav’s death sentence, whereas Islamabad took their request as “unnecessary” during the proceedings.
India filed a ‘Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures’ at ICJ on May 8th to hold on the Government of Pakistan from executing Jadhav.
Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Case- Timeline
Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian citizen who served in the Indian Navy before being arrested by the Pakistan Government on March 3, 2016.
- Jadhav was given a death sentence for being involved in “intelligence and plotting against Pakistan”.
- India claims that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran in 2016.
- 13 consular access requests were denied by Pakistan to Jadhav
- On May 8, India filed a petition in ICJ against Pakistan putting charges of “egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations”.
- The ICJ’s president Ronny Abraham wrote a letter to Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif to abstain from executing Jadhav until the court’s hearing on 15th May.
- At the hearing India heavily slammed Pakistan for not revealing any evidences against Kulbhushan Jadhav in public.
- Pakistan on the other hand said that India is appealing the jurisdiction of the ICJ for “political theatre”.
What Pakistan Say- Jadhav’s Death Sentence
Pakistan rubbished all the alleged charges of India against it on its intention to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav within days.
Pakistan stated that a period of 150 days is given in the cases similar to Jadhav’s. Adding further it assessed the potential for the writ petition of the High Court to be called upon as Pakistan believes India must be well aware.
Moreover, Pakistan argued with India over the issue of not being able to prove the difference in Jadhav’s passport that bears a Muslim name.
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