ICJ to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case in February 2019


Islamabad: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has set February 2019 date to hear the case of Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan, according to a media report on Wednesday.

The media report claimed that the ICJ will hear the matter for one week in February next year.

Jadhav was given capital punishment by a military court in Pakistan in April last year on charges of spying.

Pakistan claimed that its security forces had arrested Jadhav from the Balochistan province in March 2016 after he entered Iran from Pakistan.

However, India rejected all these claims. In May last year, this matter was raised on the ICJ platform by India. There was opposition to the execution of Kulbhushan. Later, the ICJ had stayed the execution of sentence till the final decision is taken in this matter.

Geo TV has informed sources that the matter will be heard for one week in February next year. Pakistan has said in his claims that Kulbhushan is not a common man, but he was in Pakistan with the intention of spreading espionage and devastation.

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