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Kulbhushan Jadhav: ICJ to resume hearing today, India to file its arguments

India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from Indian Navy

ANI  |  The Hague 

Kulbhushan Jadhav
File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage'

The International of Justice (ICJ) will resume hearing in the on Wednesday.

will reportedly hand over its written arguments, known as the memorial, to the ICJ on its plea to declare Pakistan as the violator of international for sentencing Jadhav to death.

A senior official of the legal and treaties division of the External Affairs Ministry will hand over the memorial.

The had found him guilty of espionage and subversive activities in a trial in April this year.

Earlier, in its arguments before the on May 15, had expressed its fear that Pakistan could execute Jadhav even before the gave its verdict. Pakistan had rejected India's request for consular access 18 times, which is a violation of the Vienna Convention.

On May 18, the top asked Pakistan to not execute Jadhav before they decide the case.

After this, both and Pakistan were asked to make their submissions before the ICJ.

Pakistan claims it arrested Jadhav, former Indian Naval Officer, in March last year from its restive Balochistan province, where the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor culminates.

India, however, maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 14:16 IST
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