The Hague | Jagran News Desk: All eyes are on The International Court of Justice that will deliver on Wednesday its verdict on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death for alleged espionage by a Pakistani military court.

The ICJ is expected to pronounce its verdict on Jadhav, 48, a retired Indian naval officer, at around 6.30 p.m. Indian time. A 13-member delegation from Pakistan, led by its Attorney General Anwar Mansoor, is at The Hague.

Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Muhammad Faisal is also part of the Pakistani delegation that arrived at The Hague on Tuesday.

According to a July 4 press release from the ICJ, on Wednesday July 17, 2019, "A public sitting will take place at 3 p.m. at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the Court, will read the Court's decision."

As India awaits the verdict, you can watch the ICJ proceedings live via the following methods:

  • The ICJ sitting will be streamed live and on-demand (VOD), in English and French, on the Court’s website as well as on UN Web TV, the United Nations online television channel.

The ICJ had held a four-day public hearing in the high-profile case in February, which coincided with heightened tensions between India and Pakistan over the death of 40 CRPF soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack.

India accused Pakistan of using Mr Jadhav as a "pawn" to divert attention from its own conduct - state sponsorship of terrorism.

India also accused Pakistan of harassing Mr Jadhav's wife and mother during a meeting held on December 25, 2017 in Islamabad. The retired Navy officer had simply "parroted Pakistani propaganda" and his conversation with his family was "tutored and designed to perpetuate the false narrative of his alleged activities in Pakistan," India had said.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta