New Delhi: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will conduct public hearing from February 18 to 21 next year in the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on spying charges, reported news agency ANI.
India will participate in the first round of oral argument on February 18 between 10 am and 1 pm, while Pakistan will participate in the oral argument on February 19 in the same time slot.
The second round of oral argument for India is scheduled on February 20 between 3 pm and 4:30 pm, and February 21 for Pakistan between 4.30 pm and 6 pm.
In August, Pakistani had claimed it has “solid evidence” against Jadhav and is hopeful of winning the case.
Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by the military court in April last year.
India moved the ICJ in May the same year against the verdict. The world court has halted Jadhav’s execution on India’s appeal pending the final verdict by it.
Both India and Pakistan have already submitted their detailed pleas and responses in the world court.
Pakistan claim that its security forces arrested Jadhav from its Balochistan province in March, 2016 after he reportedly entered from Iran. India denies all charges.
In its submission, Pakistan had stated that Jadhav is not an ordinary person as he had entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities.