THE HAGUE: International Court of Justice (ICJ) will begin public hearing from today (Monday) over the case relating to detained Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav who confessed his involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan.
According to details, Pakistan has completed preparations for the case to be heard at the world court that scheduled public hearings from February 18-21 in The Hague.
Pakistan’s delegation including Director General South Asia Dr Mohammad Faisal and Attorney General Anwar Mansoor reached for The Hague in Netherlands while former chief justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani will perform duties as an adhoc judge.
New Delhi’s will argue first on Monday at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm while Islamabad will be given the same time period to present arguments on Tuesday. Harish Salve will represent Indian in the case regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Later, India will continue presenting arguments on February 20 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm and Pakistan will argue on February 21 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Both countries had submitted evidence and documents earlier but Islamabad and New Delhi could not submit more documents to the court. ICJ will give verdict three to four months after completion of hearing. Sources said that Islamabad has decided to accept verdict of the world court.
It is to be noted that Jadhav was arrested from Balochistan in March 2016 and he has confessed to spying for Indian intelligence services. He was convicted by a military court and sentenced to death.
However, India has maintained that Kulbhushan Jadav he is not a spy, and has accused Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by failing to provide him with consular access.