Kulbhushan Yadav: Pakistan-India face each other in ICJ

Kulbhushan Yadav: Pakistan-India face each other in ICJ

THE HAGUE: Pakistan and India face each other in International Court of Justice today over the issue of the Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is to hold hearing on Monday (today) pertaining to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence after India took the matter of his conviction by a military court in Pakistan to the international court, ARY News reported.

The hearing will be held at the Peace Palace in The Hague city of Netherlands.

According to the sources, the hearing will be conducted in two phases. The court will hear Indian arguments in the first and Pakistan’s counter arguments in the latter phase.

The legal teams of both countries have reportedly arrived in The Hague. Indian team is reportedly being led by senior advocate Harish Salve while Attorney General of Pakistan Ashtar Ausuf would lead five-member legal team of Pakistan.

Pakistan would challenge the international court’s jurisdiction to conduct hearing on the conviction of the Indian spy, the sources at Attorney General’s office said.

The sources further said that the legal team would point out Kulbhushan Jadhav’s involvement in acts of terrorism and sabotage in Balochistan and Karachi which he has also confessed.

The law experts from Pakistan were of the opinion that the matter could only be heard in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) when both countries mutually take a dispute to the court by expressing their consent.