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Jadhav's classmates stay glued to TV sets as ICJ hearing

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Classmates of Kulbhushan Jadhav were today glued to television sets, watching live proceedings, as the International of Justice (ICJ) began hearing India's plea on the death sentence given to its national Kulbhushan Jadhav by

"We are hopeful that we will soon be able to see Kulbhushan in our midst," Jadhav's classmate, who studied at the King George School at here, said.

"However, there is an apprehension that this being ..It will do what it wants, despite all our best efforts. We pray that Kulbhushan returns home safe from this ordeal, as soon as possible," he said.

While many of the schoolmates of Jadhav watched the ICJ proceedings on TV, a few others rang up each other to know the progress of the hearing.

Friends of Jadhav, former Navy officer sentenced to death in on spying charges, have also undertaken a signature campaign in a bid to put pressure on Pakistan to secure their friend's release.

Jadhav, who was held guilty of espionage by a Pakistan military court, spent his early days in Parel and used to stay in the police quarters with his family in Maharashtra.

After studying at King George School, Jadhav went to the Ruia College here, before joining the at Khadakvasla in Pune.

today demanded the immediate suspension of Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence, expressing fears that Pakistan could execute him even before the hearing at the International of Justice (ICJ) was over.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 21:57 IST