NEW DELHI: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has begun its hearing over the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by Pakistan on charges of being an Indian spy.
Here is a detailed timeline of the important developments in the matter of Jadhav so far:
17 May 2017: International Court of Justice says it will announce on May 18 its verdict on India's appeal seeking revocation of the death sentence awarded by a Pakistani court to Kulbhushan Jadhav.
15 May 2017: The ICJ hears the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav as India and Pakistan present their argument in the trial. India’s main contention is that it was denied its consular rights to its national and accused Pakistan of violating the Vienna convention and conducting a "farcical trial" without a "shred of evidence". Calling the petition as unnecessary, Pakistan said that 150 days has been provided to Kulbhushan from 10 April to 10 August to file an appeal in the case.
9 May 2017: The ICJ puts a stay on the death sentence given by Pakistan to Kulbhushan Jadhav after an appeal from India, which accused Pakistan of "egregious violations of the Vienna Convention."
8 May 2017: India moved a petition in the UN seeking justice for Jadhav after being denied 16 consular accesses, alleging violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by Pakistan.
26 April 2017: Pakistan denied India’s 16th request for consular access to Jadhav.
10 April 2017: Pakistan Army's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a press release informed that Jadhav had been awarded the death sentence by a military court in Pakistan.
6 January 2017: Pakistan announced that it has submitted a dossier to the new United Nations' Secretary General Antonio Guterres over Indian interference in Islamabad, which was aimed at "destabilizing" the nation.
7 December 2016: Pakistan Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz confirms that conclusive evidence against Kulbhushan has not been found. Pakistan Foreign Ministry released a statement the same day stating that the statement attributed to the Adviser is incorrect.
25 March 2016: Indian authorities are notified about Jadhav’s arrest in a press release.
3 March 2016: Kulbhushan Jadhav, retired navy officer accused to be an Indian Intelligence agency RAW's operative was arrested in Balochistan.