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Kulbhushan Jadhav Case highlights: Indian official meets Kulbhushan Jadhav after Pak grants consular access

Kulbhushan Jadhav case highlights: Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested by Pakistani security agencies in Balochistan on March 3, 2016, and charged with involvement in spying and subversive activities.

By HT Correspondent | Sep 02, 2019 20:20 IST

Pakistan on Sunday granted consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. India’s Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gaurav Ahluwalia, reached the Pakistan foreign affairs ministry earlier today and met Jadhav, news agency PTI reported, quoting Pakistan media.

According to Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan on March 3, 2016. He was charged with involvement in spying and subversive activities. In April 2017, Islamabad announced Jadhav had been found guilty and a Pakistan court sentenced him to death

India rejected the allegations and insisted he was kidnapped by Pakistani operatives from the Iranian port of Chabahar, where he was running a business.

In April 2017, Pakistan announced that Jadhav had been given the death sentence by a military court.

Highlights:

6:55 PM IST

MEA minister S Jaishankar spoke to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother

The MEA minister briefed Jadhav’s mother on the day’s developments.

6:51 PM IST

MEA says Pakistan is bound to provide consular access to Jadhav

MEA says Pakistan is bound by ICJ’s obligations and had to allow consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

6:45 PM IST

MEA says Jadhav appeared to be under pressure to parrot a false narrative, according to PTI

Kulbhushan Jadhav appeared to be under extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative to bolster Pak’s untenable claims: MEA

4:30 pm IST

Meeting between Jadhav, Indian official concludes

Meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, Indian Deputy High Commissioner concludes. :ANI

3:40 pm IST

‘Positive about his release’: Kulbhushan Jadhav’s friends

“We are very positive about Kulbhushan ji soon getting released. It’s a welcome move by Pakistan to give consular access. The only thing is that it should be unconditional. We have very high hope that soon he will be released,” Arvind Singh, a friend of Kulbhushan, told ANI.

1:39 pm IST

Meeting between envoy and Jadhav at sub-jail: Report

The meeting between Gaurav Ahluwalia and Kulbhushan Jadhav is taking place at a sub-jail, reports news agency PTI quoting Dawn News.

12:30 pm IST

Indian official meets Kulbhushan Jadhav

Senior Indian diplomat in Islamabad meets Kulbhushan Jadhav after Pakistan grants consular access, says Pakistan media. :PTI

11:30 am IST

India on Aug 30 reiterated it wanted consular access to Jadhav

On August 30, India had reiterated that it sought “immediate, effective and unhindered” consular access to Jadhav and was in touch with Pakistan through diplomatic channels.

11:16 am IST

Meeting begins between Indian official and Pak minister

The meeting between India’s Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gaurav Ahluwalia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s (MoFA) Mohammad Faisal, begins.

11:07 am IST

Indian official reaches foreign affairs ministry to meet Jadhav

India’s Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gaurav Ahluwalia has reached Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Indian high commissioner reaches ministry of foreign affairs in Islamabad. ( ANI / Twitter )
11 am IST

Pakistan offer comes amid fresh Indo-Pak tensions

Pakistan’s offer has come amid fresh Indo-Pak tensions which spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

Pakistan has been trying to raise the issue at various international fora, but India has maintained that it is an internal matter.

10:55 am IST

India had rejected Pak’s initial offer of conditional access

The initial offer of conditional access by Pakistan, in August this year, was rejected by India, which demanded “unimpeded” contact with the 49-year-old Indian national. The access should be “in light of the orders of the ICJ”, India said on the August 2 Pakistan offer.

10:39 am IST

‘Hope Pak will ensure right atmosphere’: Indian officials

“We hope that the Pakistan will ensure right atmosphere so that the meeting is free, fair, meaningful and effective in keeping with the letter and spirit of the ICJ orders”: Indian official sources

10:35 am IST

Indian Charge d’Affaires to meet Jadhav

According to official sources, India has been seeking consular access to Shri Kulbushan Jadhav for the last 3 years. The matter of denial of consular access was taken to ICJ by India. The court gave a unanimous decision in favour of India. Today, after victory in the ICJ, India will be proceeding for consular access to Shri Jadhav. Indian Charge d’ Affaires, Shri Gaurav Ahluwalia, will be meeting Shri Jadhav.

10:30 am IST

India accepts Pakistan’s offer

India has accepted Pakistan’s offer to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

10:25 am IST

ICJ had ruled that Islamabad had violated officer’s right to consular access

The ICJ on July 17 said Pakistan has violated Jadhav’s rights under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and sought a review of his death sentence.

10:20 am IST

Consular access to Jadhav in line with ICJ verdict: Pakistan

In a tweet on Sunday, the Pakistani Foreign Office said granting India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav was being done in line with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict.