Kulbhushan Jadhav case: International Court of Justice to pronounce verdict tomorrow as India, Pakistan cross swords
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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: International Court of Justice to pronounce verdict tomorrow as India, Pakistan cross swords

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The Hague: The International Court of Justice will pronounce its verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav on Thursday.

According to news agency PTI, the verdict will be out at 3.30 PM.

Earlier, India and Pakistan on Monday crossed swords at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Kulbhushan Jadhav's case with New Delhi demanding the immediate suspension of his death sentence and Islamabad accusing it of using the world body as a stage for "political theatre" through a "misconceived" plea.

The two neighbours -- who last faced off at the ICJ 18 years ago when Islamabad sought its intervention over the shooting down of its naval aircraft -- India took the Jadhav case to the world court, accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention and conducting a "farcical trial" for convicting Jadhav without a "shred of evidence".

After hearing the arguments of the two sides, the court said it will issue its order on India's request for provisional measures "as soon as possible".

"The date on which this order will be delivered at a public sitting will be duly communicated to the parties," the court said.

India demanded the immediate suspension of Jadhav's death sentence, expressing fears that Pakistan could execute him even before the hearing at the ICJ was over.

India made a forceful submission as the ICJ began hearing the case of the 46-year-old former Navy officer who was arrested on Mar...

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