India exudes confidence as ICJ hears Kulbhshan Jadhav case

Khabar Bureau 
There is a ray of hope for the Kulbhshan Jadhav, an Indian sentenced to death by Pakistani military court in a case if espionage, as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is holding public hearings in the case on Monday. India had approached the ICJ terming the move as "egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations". 
Exuding confidence in India’s case, Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi called Pakistan’s move a violation of all rules, both in trial and human rights. The case has brought India and Pakistan face-to-face at ICJ.
Pakistan accused Jadhav of spying for India's Research And Analysis Wing (RAW). 
The public hearings will be held at the Great Hall of Justice in Peace Palace at The Hague in Netherlands. Both the countries will present their case. The Indian officials, who will be arguing the case, are expected to raise the point that India was denied consular access to Jadhav even after repeated requests and also details related to his case were not shared with the Indian authorities as well. 
"The hearings will be streamed live and on demand (VOD) on the Court's website (www.icj-cij.org/multimedia), as well as on UN Web TV, the United Nations online television channel," states a notification issued by ICJ. 
On May 9, a day after India moved a petition in ICJ, the court had asked Pakistan to hold off Jadhav's death sentence until the hearings in the case. 
Senior lawyer Harish Salve is arguing the case for India at the ICJ. 
Jadhav was apprehended by Pakistani officials on March 3, 2016. The Pakistani Army claimed that he was arrested in Saravan but conflicting claims were made by Baloch leader Sarfaraz Bugti who said that Jadhav was picked up from Chaman in Balochistan. 
Meanwhile, India has so far maintained that Jadhav was kidnapped by Pakistani officials from Iran. To corroborate its claims, Pakistan released a video of Jadhav confessing to his 'crimes' in the same month. Questioning the authenticity of the video, India accused Pakistan of using torture to force Jadhav into accepting to have spied for RAW in Pakistan.


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