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ICJ verdict on Pak's death sentence to Jadhav today at 3:30 pm

AGE CORRESPONDENT WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published : May 18, 2017, 1:34 am IST
Updated : May 18, 2017, 2:11 pm IST

India approached the ICJ on May 8, accusing Pakistan of conducting a 'farcical trial' following which the court stayed the execution.

File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage'. (Photo: PTI)
 File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage'. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will pronounce its verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Thursday, 10 days after India approached it demanding immediate suspension of the death sentence given to its former Navy officer by a Pakistan military court.

“A public sitting will take place at 12 noon at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the Court, will read the court’s dec-ision,” the international court said in a release.

 

India approached the ICJ on May 8, accusing Pakistan of conducting a “farcical trial” following which the court stayed the execution.

The Centre expressed confidence about the judgment, saying that it would be pronounced in India's favour.

"We have hope with the ICJ. We are confident that the verdict will come in our favour," Union Minister PP Choudhary told media.

Echoing the same, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nalin Kohli said the central government has argued the matter forcefully in the ICJ and hence the verdict would come in India s favour.

"The matter has been argued as forcefully as it could have been argued by the government Pakistan has not presented the credible answers with regard to the critical question that were being asked. We all are hopeful and we hope that the judgment will come in our favour," he said.

 

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