Kulbhushan Jadhav ICJ verdict live: Court says India has jurisdiction despite Pakistan claims

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New Delhi: The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) will deliver its verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence case between India and Pakistan on Thursday at 3.30pm. The ICJ heard India and Pakistan’s arguments on the death sentence given to the former Navy officer.

Pakistan alleges Jadhav as an Indian spy, while India maintains that Jadhav who was on a business trip to Iran, was kidnapped by Pakistani agencies.

As India and Pakistan have agreed to the ICJ’s jurisdiction, any order passed by the court will be deemed to be binding.

Here are the latest updates and developments in the Kulbhushan Jadhav-ICJ verdict today:

■ Judge Ronny Abraham says that India is entitled to seek consular access.

■ The circumstances of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s arrest remains disputed, says ICJ judge. (PTI)

■ ICJ judge Ronny Abraham reading out the verdict, beginning with a summary of submissions made by both India and Pakistan.

■ 11-judge International Court of Justice (ICJ) bench begins reading out verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case. (PTI)

■ Nafees Zakaria, spokesperson, Pakistan Foreign Office: International Court of Justice has no jurisdiction to hear case of Indian RAW agent as it pertains to the security of Pakistan. (CNN-News18)

Also read | ICJ verdict: what India and Pakistan said in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

■ Ujjwal Nikam says Pakistan is denying India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav as its tale of torture will be exposed. Nikam was the chief prosecutor in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case. (CNN-News18)

First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 02 12 PM IST

[Source: livemint.com]