ICJ to announce Kulbushan Jadhav verdict on July 17.

The International Court of Justice is set to announce verdict in the Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav case on July 17.

According to reports of Baaghitv, Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan on allegations of espionage and terrorism  was awarded death penalty following his trial in military court in which he confessed to his involvement in terror plots. His death sentence was endorsed by COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa on April 10, 2017.

He filed a mercy petition in June 2017 in which he confessed to his involvement in espionage and terrorism plots.  Following the rejection of that mercy petition, Indian government took the case to International Court of Justice where they demanded Consular access for spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The 16-judge bench of ICJ led by Muslim judge Justice Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, would decide whether consular access will be given or not. Pakistan’s former chief justice, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani is an ad hoc judge appointed by ICJ in this case.India’s Dalveer Bhandari, who is a permanent judge, is also a member of the bench.

Barrister Khawar Qureshi (Queens Counsel) argued on behalf of Pakistan while Harish Salve gave oral submission on behalf of India.

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