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ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence case today

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icj-the-hague The International Court of Justice at The Hague.

New Delhi: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will pronounce its verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case Thursday, three days after it heard arguments presented by India and Pakistan.

Read: ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav

In a statement, the court announced that it will "deliver its order on the request for the indication of provisional

measures made by India in the Jadhav Case (India v. Pakistan), on Thursday" at noon (3.30 p.m. IST) in a public sitting.

Read: India, Pak battle it out at ICJ over Kulbhushan Jadhav

What happened when India, Pakistan fought each other at ICJ last time

Judge Ronny Abraham, president of the court, will read the decision, it said.

During its submission, India had demanded the immediate suspension of Jadhav's death sentence, expressing fears that Pakistan could execute him even before the hearing at the ICJ was over.

India's forceful submission was made as the ICJ began hearing the case of the 46-year-old former Navy officer, who was arrested on March 3 last year and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities.

The Jadhav case was taken to the world court on May 8 by India, which accused Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention and conducting a "farcical trial" for convicting Jadhav without a "shred of evidence".

On its part, Pakistan told the ICJ that Vienna Convention provisions on consular access were not intended for a "spy" involved in terror activities and charged India with using the world body as a stage for "political theatre" in the Jadhav case.

The face-off over Jadhav has brought relations between the two rival neighbours to a new low.

The two neighbors last had a face-off at the ICJ 18 years ago when Islamabad sought its intervention over the shooting down of its naval aircraft.

(With inputs from PTI, IANS)

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