Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ to resume hearing today

YouTube screen grab of Kulbhushan Jadhav

YouTube screen grab of Kulbhushan Jadhav

The President ICJ had fixed September 13, 2017, as a time limit for the filing of a memorial by India.

India will file a written submission in case hoping that the worldwide court would declare Jadhav's death sentence as a breach of global law.

India challenged the verdict in the United Nations top court, which on May 18 asked Pakistan to not execute Jadhav before they decide the case.

The International Court of Justice will resume hearing in Kulbhsuhan Jadhav case on Wednesday. The order was made after taking into account the views of the parties, said an ICJ statement.

Pakistan claims to have arrested Jadhav from restive Balochistan in March past year. However, India moved to the ICJ in May claiming the opposite and challenging the death sentence.

The UN's highest judicial body had also asked Pakistan to take "all measures" to ensure that Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage, was not executed till the court had delivered its final verdict on the issue. "Today, the chief of army staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence awarded by FGCM", the ISPR said.

In its memorials, New Delhi has urged the ICJ to declare Pakistan as violator of global law for sentencing Jadhav to death without providing him fare chance of natural justice. In a video confession released soon after, he confessed to being a spy for India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and was sent to Pakistan to plan, coordinate and organise espionage and sabotage activities in Balochistan and Karachi with the aim to destabilise and initiate war within Pakistan.

On June 16 this year, the ICJ turned down India's request to give it six months to file pleadings before the court in the case.

India welcomed the court's unanimous decision on Jadhav, 46, while Islamabad said it had informed the ICJ that it did not accept the court's jurisdiction in matters related to national security.

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