New Delhi, Sep 13, 2017: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will resume hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday, the Indian national sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on espionage charges.
Yesterday, Interior Minister of Pakistan Ahsan Iqbal had said that Jadhav’s case was a proof of India’s intentions to sabotage the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) through “terrorism”.
The UN top court which is based in The Hague had earlier asked India to make its submissions by September 13, and Pakistan by December 13,
India moved the ICJ against the death sentence on May 8, describing the charges against Jadhav as “concocted” and his trial as “farcical”.
In its arguments before the court on May 15, India had expressed its fear that Pakistan could execute Jadhav even before the court gave its verdict.
On May 18, the UN top court asked Pakistan to not execute Kulbhushan Jadhav before they decide the case.
India, meanwhile, accuses Pakistan of denying consular access to it despite 16 requests which was in contravention of international law.