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ICJ verdict will come in India's favour: Centre

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

As the International of Justice (ICJ) will deliver its verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav case today, the Centre expressed confidence about the judgment, saying that it would be pronounced in India's favour.

"We have hope with the ICJ. We are confident that the verdict will come in our favour," Union Minister P.P. Choudhary told ANI.

Echoing the same, (BJP) leader Nalin Kohli said the central has argued the matter forcefully in the ICJ and hence the verdict would come in India's favour.

"The matter has been argued as forcefully as it could have been argued by the has not presented the credible answers with regard to the critical question that were being asked. We all are hopeful and we hope that the judgment will come in our favour," he told ANI.

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 Islamabad 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 Islamabad 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 New Delhi.

Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, was given the death sentence by a military in on April 10 for the 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 security and ICJ 's decision would not apply to "matters related to the security of

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 05:57 IST