ICJ to resume hearing on Kulbhushan Jadhav case in February next year

02:50 PM | 22 Aug, 2018
ICJ to resume hearing on Kulbhushan Jadhav case in February next year

THE HAGUE - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has set February 2019 as the window for the hearing of the case against convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The world court will hear the case on daily basis for a week in February next year, reported Geo News.

Jadhav — an on-duty Indian navy officer working for Indian covert agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) — was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan, after he entered into Pakistan from Iran.

Jadhav was tried in a military court which sentenced him to death for espionage and subversive activities.

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India had submitted its pleadings to the ICJ on September 13, 2017. The Indian stance was dismissed by Pakistan in its counter-pleadings, which were submitted on December 13 that year.

In its counter-memorial, Pakistan had stated that Jadhav is not an ordinary person as he had entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities.

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The reply also stated that Jadhav, who was a serving officer of the Indian Navy, does not fall under the purview of the Vienna Convention.