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Updates: Pakistan calls India’s demand for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s release ‘outlandish’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
Feb 19, 2019 04:31 PM IST

Pakistan submitted its stand against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague amidst heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following one of the worst terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group that killed at least 40 CRPF soldiers.India on Monday told the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that its national Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in an “opaque trial” and should be released by Pakistan for violation of Vienna Convention on consular access. Read updates here:

3:53 pm IST

We gave India every opportunity to correct their stand, but they didn’t: Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi

New Delhi: File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage'. PTI Photo (PTI4_11_2017_000103B)(PTI)
New Delhi: File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage'. PTI Photo (PTI4_11_2017_000103B)(PTI)

“We gave India every opportunity to clarify, reply and apologise. We gave India every opportunity to correct their stand, but they didn’t.Court was our last resort,” said Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi.

3:43 pm IST

‘India provided a passport to Jadhav under a fake Muslim identity is evidence’: Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi

“India asks for evidence in the case. India provided a passport to Kulbhushan Jadhav under a fake Muslim identity is compelling evidence,” said Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi.

3:30 pm IST

India demonstrated lack of faith throughout these proceedings: Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi

“India has demonstrated a lack of faith throughout these proceedings. India needs to explain how is Jadhav an Indian national and provide proof for the same. It gets murkier and murkier if India tries to answer,” said Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi.

3:27 pm IST

India’s demand for release of Kulbhushan Jadhav outlandish: Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi

At the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Pakistan says India’s demand for release of Kulbhushan Jadhav is outlandish. Pakistan’s counsel Qureshi said India didn’t answer questions about Jadhav. “They didn’t tell us at what age Jadhav retire. If there was evidence of his retirement,” he said.

3:27 pm IST

Kulbhushan Jadhav can not be a bilateral matter between India-Iran: Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi

“Kulbhushan Jadhav can not be a bilateral matter between India and Iran because he wasn’t abducted from Iran as Indian contends,” said Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi.

3:18 pm IST

‘India seeks to block any access to the truth’: Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi

“I had the honour and privilege to represent India before but the current incarnation of India is what I don’t recognise,” said Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi, adding, “India seeks to block any access to the truth”.

3:13 pm IST

‘India believes in all-or-nothing’: Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi

Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi while accusing India of blatant misrepresentations in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, said, “Pakistan said the only remedy available for Jadhav is review by Pakistan High Court. But India rejects it, because it believes in all-or-nothing strategy.”

3:11 pm IST

Proceedings lodged to achieve political mileage: Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi

“The proceedings lodged by India to achieve political mileage. The remedy they wish to seek is unachievable,” said Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi.

3:10 pm IST

‘Jadhav convicted under the Official Secrets Act’: Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi

Khawar Qureshi, who is arguing Pakistan’s case at the ICJ, said that Kulbhushan Jadhav confessed before a magistrate. He was convicted under the Official Secrets Act

3:05 pm IST

India’s case should be rendered inadmissible by court: Pakistan at ICJ

“India’s case should be rendered inadmissible by court as it is based on flimsy lies. The charges against are concocted and preposterous,” said Pakistan at ICJ.

2:55 pm IST

We treated Jadhav as it is deemed to every human being: Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan

“We treated Jadhav as it is deemed to every human being. On humanitarian grounds, we allowed his mother and wife to visit him. Can India give a similar example,” said Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan.

2:53 pm IST

‘Jadhav a part of India’s intelligence agency’: Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan

“Jadhav’s trial is fair as per the constitution. He is a part of India’s intelligence agency. He confessed to being a spy,” said Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan

2:49 pm IST

“Indian petition at ICJ is an example of an old adage - ‘Mouth prays to Buddha, but heart is full of evil’: Pakistan at ICJ

“Indian petition at ICJ is an example of an old adage - ‘Mouth prays to Buddha, but heart is full of evil’. I have seen the brutality of Indian torture,” said Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan.

2:41 pm IST

Pakistan says its judge ad hoc is indisposed

“Pakistan says its judge ad hoc is indisposed. If proceedings continue, Pakistan’s rights will be affected,” says Pakistan at ICJ.

Pakistan side sought appointment of a new ad hoc judge in place of counsel Jilani who has been appointed by Pakistan.

2:40 pm IST

Hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case begins

“Day-2 of hearing of Kulbhushan Jadhav case has begun,” says Pakistan at ICJ.

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