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ICJ to pronounce verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav on Thursday

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The International of Justice at The Hague will pronounce its verdict on Thursday over the death sentence awarded to former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by the Pakistani military

has dragged to the International of Justice over Kulbhushan Jadhav's case after two star military framed concocted charges against Jadhav.

has accused of not following diplomatic norms and dragged to the ICJ on May 8 for violating the Vienna Convention by refusing New Delhi's 16 requests of consular access to Jadhav and denying him the right to defend himself.

Arguing before the 11-judge bench at the ICJ,which included former Supreme Judge Dalveer Bhandari,India's counsel Harish Salve stressed that not granting consular access and not giving legal representation of Jadhav's choosing amounted to a "miscarriage of justice" and a "violation of his right" to defend himself from concocted charges in a "farcical trial".

told the International of Justice (ICJ) that immediate steps must be taken to stop Pakistan's from carrying out the death sentence of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Noted lawyer Harish Salve had told the that couldn't arrange for Jadhav's defence due to denial of consular access by

He said made innumerable requests for consular access, but refused to provide documents relating to the case and consular access to him.

is deliberately executing Indians in the military courts where there is no scope for any arguments even in military courts and the charges are mostly fabricated and concocted which are outside the jurisdiction of civil courts.

raised the confession statement of Jadhav as a base of its argument and accused of using the ICJ for its political theatrics. termed that the confession of Jadhav was forcibly taken by the military while in captivity and he was tried by a military in

Pakistan's counsel Khawar Qureshi while presenting Islamabad's stance in the ICJ on death sentence handed to Jadhav said that the former naval officer entered through Iran using a fake passport.

He told the that had given all information regarding Jadhav's investigation, but didn't receive any response from

Jadhav,a former Indian Navy officer ,was given the death sentence by a military in on April 10 for alleged "espionage and subversive activities".

To which stated that the Vienna Convention provisions did not apply to a spy involved in terror activities. Also the International of Justice (ICJ) denied permission to to play a six-minute"confessional" video of Jadhav which terms as a statement taken forcible in captivity.

demanded immediate suspension of Jhadav's death sentence but presented the Kulbhushan Jadhav case as a matter of national security and ICJ's decision would not apply to "matters related to the national security of

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 18:42 IST
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