Ahead of ICJ hearing, BJP hopes for early release of Kulbhushan Jadhav

Ahead of ICJ hearing, BJP hopes for early release of Kulbhushan Jadhav

Ahead of ICJ hearing, BJP hopes for early release of Kulbhushan Jadhav

The International Court of Justice has reportedly given India until September 13 to make its submission in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and Pakistan until December 13 to submit its counter-memorial, ANI reported on Friday.

India challenged the verdict by Pakistan court in the United Nations top court, which on May 18 asked Pakistan to not execute Jadhav before they decide the case.

He further added Pakistan will continue to pursue Jadhav's case at ICJ.

He was tried by a military court and according to the government and the army, the spy was provided with a counsel and a fair trial. After news of his death sentence was announced by the Pakistani government, India challenged his sentencing at the International Court of Justice.

In its initial verdict, the global court held Jadhav's sentence until the issue went is tried and delivered a verdict in.

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On May 18, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Jadhav, an on-duty Indian navy officer working for Indian spy agency RAW who was arrested from Balochistan in March 2016, until a final decision in the proceedings.

The Indian government had challenged Pakistan's execution orders in the global court in May.

BJP leader Rahul Sinha also expressed hope for justice in the matter."The court will take its decision. The matter is in the court and we hope that we will get justice".

Pakistan disputes India's allegations and claims it arrested Jadhav from its restive Balochistan province. In cases where ICJ has jurisdiction, ICJ's decision is binding.

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