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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India to file arguments at ICJ today

ANI  |  The Hague [The Netherlands] 

The International of Justice (ICJ) will resume hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, today.

will reportedly hand over its written arguments, known as memorial, to the ICJ on its plea to declare as 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 military had found him guilty of espionage and subversive activites in a trial in April this year.

Earlier, in its arguments before the on May 15, had expressed its fear that could execute Jadhav even before the court 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 UN top court 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.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 14:28 IST