The verdict will come todayThe International Court of Justice reportedly is going to announce its verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on 17 July (today). India continued asking for consular access to Commander Jadhav, which was denied by Pakistan, which contended that consular access was not automatic in cases related to security. In May 2017, India approached the ICJ, asserting that the Pakistani authorities were denying India its right of consular access to Commander Jadhav in violation of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. After the halting of the execution, India made two written submissions to the ICJ and Pakistan accordingly gave rejoinders to them. In view of the previous decisions of the ICJ on the subject and the legal issues involved, it can be justifiably expected that it would not provide relief of acquittal, release and return to India of Commander Jadhav.