ICJ to resume Kulbhushan Jhadav’s case hearing tomorrow
THE HAGUE: International Court of Justice (ICJ) will resume hearing into the case of Indian Spy Kulbhushan Jhadav at The Hague on Monday (tomorrow), Radio Pakistan reported on Sunday.
Islamabad has presented the evidence collected from Commander Jadhav after his arrest, and during the criminal process leading to his conviction as amply demonstrating his activities in fomenting terrorism in the country.
Pakistan maintains that it would be incompatible with international law for someone sent as a spy/terrorist by a state to be afforded access to officials of that state, as India asserts.
India will go first in the hearing tomorrow 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.
The ICJ has repeatedly stated that it is not a Criminal Court of Appeal and effective review of a conviction is available before the domestic Courts.
Pakistani security agencies on March 24, 2016 apprehended an ‘on-duty Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent’ from Balochistan. The suspect was said to be an officer of the Indian navy working for the covert agency to destabilize Pakistan.