Netherlands: The verdict by the International court of Justice (ICJ) in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case Wednesday is unlikely to be unanimous.The judges from India and Pakistan part of the 16 member judge bench at the ICJ will be probably divided over off favourable ruling.
The verdict will be pronounced at 3 pm (6:30pm IST) at the peace palace, Hague in Netherlands. Justice Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of Somalia who is also the president of ICJ will pronounced the verdict while the court registrar will read out the case detail.
Kulbhusan Jadhav was a former Indian navy personal who was caught in Pakistan for “Spying”.
A Pakistani Court had declared Jadhav an international spy an hence the court announce that sentence for Jadhav.
Jadhav’s that sentence by a Pakistani military court based on an extracted confession has been questioned by India, which seems to be a strong wicket based on a precedent set so far by the ICJ regarding “consular access”.
Jadhav, now age 49 was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on the charge of “espionage and terrorism”after a closed trial in 2017. Today’s verdict will also see an impact India-Pakistan diplomatic relationship.