As per the recent updates, The International Court of Justice (ICJ) pronounced the verdict in the Kulbushan Jadhav case on July 17. The verdict that found Pakistan in violation of the ‘Vienna Convention asked the country to review Jadhav’s conviction’. Out of the 16 judges, 15 found Pakistan in violation of the Vienna Convention.
Meanwhile, Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was among the first to welcome the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav in favour of India and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for pursuing the case.
Moreover, The judgement was pronounced around 3 pm (6:30 pm IST) at the Peace Palace, Hague, in the Netherlands. ICJ President, Justice Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of Somalia pronounce the verdict while the court registrar read out the case details. Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on the charges of “espionage and terrorism” after a closed trial in April 2017.
His sentencing evoked a sharp reaction in India. The verdict in the high-profile case comes nearly five months after a 15-member bench of ICJ led by Judge Yusuf had reserved its decision on February 21 after hearing oral submissions by India and Pakistan. The proceedings of the case took two years and two months to complete.