ICJ to resume Jadhav’s hearing; India confident of an early release


New Delhi: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will resume the hearing in case involving former Indian Naval Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav on Wednesday.

The Indian government has expressed hope for an early release of Jadhav stating that they will succeed in bringing back Jadhav to India.

“India will make every effort to see that Jadhav is released from Pakistan’s illegal detention,” said a senior official from the MEA, further stating that Jadhav’s sentencing ‘to be hanged till death’ by the court of Pakistan without even a hearing and without providing an opportunity to him to put forth his point of view is illegal.

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It could be mentioned that Indian effort to secure former Navy officer’s freedom as delayed the judicial process in Pakistan and it has instilled confidence of winning this judicial battle in the Indian government.

Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan earlier this year on charges of being an Indian spy. India, however, has challenged the verdict in the UN top court, which on May 18 prohibited the Pakistan  from executing Jadhav’s punishment before they decide the case.

Both India and Pakistan will make their submissions before the ICJ today.