THE HAGUE, May 17: : The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will announce its verdict on the request for the indication of provisional measures made by India in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case on Thursday (tomorrow).
The ICJ Monday conducted hearing into India’s petition demanding staying of Pakistan’s death sentence to RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav, a RAW operative and on-duty Indian navy officer, was apprehended from Balochistan as a result of a counter-intelligence operation in March 2016.
Pakistan’s counsel, Khawar Qureshi, presented the country’s stance on the death sentence handed to Jadhav in the ICJ, contending that according to the Vienna Convention the case cannot be heard in the ICJ.
“India has not provided any evidence to rebut that Jadhav is a terrorist,” Qureshi informed the court, moving it to turn down India’s request. However, a public sitting will take place at the Peace Palace in The Hague on Thursday, during which Judge Ronny Abraham, will read out verdict, the ICJ announced stated on its official website.-Agencies