India to present arguments in Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ today | Pakistan Today

India to present arguments in Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ today

THE HAQUE: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will continue hearing the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday as India will present its concluding arguments.

On Tuesday, Pakistan accused India of using ICJ for “political theatre” as it urged judges to dismiss India’s case seeking to save spy Kulbhushan Jadhav from execution.

Pakistan is being represented by English Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi, who on Tuesday, asserted that Indian failed to answer important questions on Monday as it did not clarify if he is Kulbhushan Jadhav or Hussain Mubarak Patel.

The top United Nations court’s four-day public hearing in the case of the 48-year-old Indian national began on Monday, with India presenting its case first. Pakistan presented its arguments in the case on Tuesday. The four-day trial will end with Pakistan’s closing arguments on Thursday.

The case centers on the fate of Jadhav, who was convicted of espionage by a Pakistani military court and sentenced to death in April 2017.

India denies Jadhav is an agent of RAW [Research and Analysis Wing] –the country’s top external spy agency. It has asked the ICJ to order Jadhav’s release because he was denied access to consular help and not allowed to choose his own defence lawyer.