The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will begin hearing the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav at The Hague today (Feb 18). Pakistan has sentenced Jadhav to death for spying while India claims he is not a spy and is challenging his death sentence.
Pakistan has presented evidence and fact sheet obtained from Commander Jadhav after his arrest, and during the criminal process leading to his conviction as amply demonstrating his activities in fomenting terrorism in Pakistan. India will go first in the hearing today while Pakistan will make its closing submissions on Thursday and it is expected that the ICJ decision will be delivered by the summer this year.
On 3 March 2016, Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, having illegally and clandestinely entered Pakistan from Iranian territory. India has said that Commander Jadhav was “kidnapped” from Iran – but has provided no substantive evidence underpinning such an allegation. Commander Jadhav was carrying an Indian passport in the name of ‘Hussein Mubarak Patel’.
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17 November, 2019