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Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ Highlights| India seeks annulment of Jadhav’s conviction

The International Court of Justice commences oral hearing on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, 48, on Monday at The Hague, capital of the Netherlands. Follow live updates here:

By HT Correspondent | Feb 18, 2019 18:18 IST
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The International Court of Justice commences oral hearing on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, 48, on Monday at The Hague. India is likely to ask the top UN court to direct Pakistan to revoke the death sentence awarded to Jadhav for on the allegations of espionage.

Coming soon after a terror incident in South Kashmir’s Pulwama, where at least 40 security personnel lost their lives in a suicide attack apparently by Pakistan-based outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, the hearing on Jadhav case could stoke fresh tension between the two countries.

Watch| Death sentence awarded to Jadhav by Pak court farcical: India to ICJ

 

Follow highlights here:

5:31 pm IST

India seeks annulment of Jadhav’s conviction

India submits that military courts of Pakistan can’t command the confidence of this court and shouldn’t be sanctify by a direction to them to review and re-consider the case. India seeks annulment of Jadhav’s conviction, and directions that he be released forthwith.

5:28 pm IST

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Proceedings adjourned in the International Court of Justice for tomorrow

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Proceedings adjourned in the International Court of Justice for tomorrow.

5:26 pm IST

India invites court to restrain Pakistan from acting on conviction

India invites court to restrain Pakistan from acting on conviction on ground that it was secured by means which was in violation of Article 36 of Vienna Convention and in the present case,relief of review and re-consideration would be highly inadequate,considering facts and circumstances, says Harish Salve.

5:20 pm IST

Pakistan used Jadhav to build a narrative against India: Harish Salve

Pakistan’s conduct doesn’t inspire confidence that Jadhav can get justice there. Pakistan has in custody an Indian National who has been publicly portrayed to be a terrorist and Indian agent creating unrest in Balochistan...Pakistan used Jadhav to build a narrative against India, says Harish Salve

5:12 pm IST

Would invite court to keep in mind the relief to be granted in the backdrop of the fact that his trial has been conducted by a military court: Harish Salve

I would invite this court to keep in mind the relief to be granted in the backdrop of the fact that his trial has been conducted by a military court, says Harish Salve.

5:02 pm IST

India has always offered consular access to Pakistan: Harish Salve

India has always offered consular access to Pakistan, even when people were caught red-handed in acts of terror. “It is another matter that Pakistan never availed it,” Harish Salve added.

5:00 pm IST

Premise of Pakistan’s case is Kulbhushan Jadhav’s “confession”: India

The premise of Pakistan’s case is Kulbhushan Jadhav’s “confession”. This confession was obtained even before the case was put in motion, says Harish Salve.

4:58 pm IST

Harish Salve argues on Article 36 of Vienna Convention

Harish Salve representing Kulbhushan Jadhav in International Court of Justice: If article 36 grants rights of consular access in all cases including where allegations of such kind are levelled, then demanding those can’t be an abuse of those rights, reports news agency ANI.

4:49 pm IST

Tone and tenor of Pakistan’s counter against India is an abuse of their right: Harish Salve

Pakistan’s conduct of trying to play doctored video in the case is nothing but propaganda. The tone and tenor of their counter against India is an abuse of their right, says Harish Salve.

4:44 pm IST

Jadhav’s military trial was a ‘farcical case’ based on ‘malicious propaganda’: India

Jadhav’s military trial was a “farcical case” based on “malicious propaganda”, says India.

4:19 pm IST

Jadhav’s trial by military court should be declared ‘unlawful’: India

Jadhav’s trial by military court hopelessly fails to satisfy even minimum standards of due process and should be declared “unlawful”: Salve.

4:03 pm IST

Nothing to suggest that providing consular access in the case would have hampered investigations: India

India said in the International Court of Justice that there was nothing to suggest that providing consular access in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case would have hampered investigations.

3:58 pm IST

India was dismayed at the manner the meeting with Jadhav’s family was conducted: Salve

Harish Salve in ICJ: Pakistan offered to allow Jadhav’s family to visit him, the terms were agreed and the meeting was held on 25th December, 2017. India was dismayed at the manner the meeting with Jadhav’s family was conducted and wrote a letter on 27 December marking its protest.

3:55 pm IST

Pakistan hasn’t complied treaty obligations: Harish Salve in ICJ

Harish Salve in ICJ:Pakistan should have provided a substantial explanation for why it needed 3 months for providing consular access,upon which it could have claimed that it has complied with treaty obligation,Pakistan hasn’t complied treaty obligations.

3:52 pm IST

India accuses Pakistan of misusing ICJ for propaganda

India on Monday accused Pakistan of misusing the International Court of Justice for propaganda as the top UN court began a four-day public hearing in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage. India, during the first day of the hearing, based its case on two broad issues -- breach of Vienna Convention on consular access and the process of resolution.

3:45 pm IST

India was dismayed at how meeting with Jadhav’s family was conducted: Harish Salve

“Pakistan offered to allow Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family to visit him, the terms were agreed and the meeting was held on December 25, 2017. India was dismayed at the manner the meeting with Jadhav’s family was conducted and wrote a letter on December 27 marking its protest,” said Harish Salve at UN court.

3:35 pm IST

Pakistan didn’t inform India on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s ‘arrest’: India

Article 36 of Vienna Convention requires that a country must be informed about the detention of its citizens but Pakistan didn’t inform India on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s “arrest”, said India’s Harish Salve at UN court.

According to Article 36 of the Vienna Convention, consular access must be given before the trial is over. India wasn’t granted consular access in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case even though India made multiple requests, said Harish Salve.

3:22 pm  IST

Pakistan sought evidence Kulbhushan Jadhav case after trial was over: India

Harish Salve says Pakistan refused to divulge under what specific offences Kulbhushan Jadhav has been sentenced.

“Pakistan used the case as a means of propaganda. Pakistan sought evidence in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case after the trial was over”, he added.

3:10 pm IST

Alleged ‘confession’ obtained from Kulbhushan Jadhav even before FIR: Harish Salve

“The alleged “confession” was obtained from Kulbhushan Jadhav even before registering an FIR. Pakistan also didn’t share any details of the investigation,” said India’s representative Harish Salve at UN court.

“Even the date of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s arrest is not known, he was not even given a lawyer,” he added.

3:05 pm IST

India sent 13 reminders, no response from Pakistan: Harish Salve

“Beginning from March 30, 2016, India sent 13 reminders for consular access (for Kulbhushan Jadhav) on various dates but received no positive response from Pakistan,” said India’s representative Harish Salve at UN court.

2:56 pm IST

Pakistan has no substantive defence: Harish Salve

“Pakistan has no substantive defence. Pakistan hasn’t even divulged fundamental details of the so-called offence. Issues raised by Islamabad have no relevance,” said India’s Harish Salve at UN court

“Pakistan story was always strong on rhetoric and weak on facts,” he added.

2:54 pm IST

Pakistan denied consular access to India: India’s Harish Salve

India’s counsel Harish Salve says Pakistan denied consular access to India which is in egregious breach of the Vienna Convention.

2:50 pm IST

Kulbhushan Jadhav awarded death by farcical trial: India

India begins argument in International Court of Justice, says the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan court was farcical.

2:49 pm IST

Deepak Mittal presents India’s case

The International Court of Justice has begun with four-day public hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, and Deepak Mittal presented the case.

2:45 pm IST

Hearing begins

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, Netherlands, will hold public hearings in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former officer of India Navy currently in jail here, on February 18.

According to Dawn newspaper, Pakistan’s delegation would be led by Attorney General Anwar Mansoor whereas Director General South Asia Dr Mohammad Faisal will lead the Foreign Office side.