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Kulbhushan Jadhav case highlights: Truth and justice have prevailed, tweets PM Modi on Jadhav verdict

ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav case live updates: Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in 2017, should be allowed consular access, the world court ordered on Wednesday.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 23, 2019 14:19 IST
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In Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to “effectively review and reconsider” the death sentence awarded to the Indian national as it breached the Vienna convention.

Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired Naval officer from India who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in 2017, should be allowed consular access, the Hague-based International Court of Justice ordered on Wednesday.

President of International Court of Justice (ICJ), Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf is reading its decision at present.The verdict is being delivered at a public sitting being held at Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.

Follow live updates here:

09:51 PM IST

A lot of adjectives were used by Pak in court: Salve

“I’ve a degree of personal satisfaction that a lot of adjectives were used by Pakistan, even in replying at court I characterise them as unfortunate. I said it’s my upbringing & India’s tradition which stood in my way of replying to them in that language,” Harish added.

09:40 PM IST

Pak’s conduct is under watch: Harish Salve

“We expect Pakistan to do whatever it has to do including appropriate legislative measures to guarantee a fair trial. So Pakistan’s conduct is under watch and if what they do is another farcical attempt, we will be back in the Court,” said Harish Salve, India’s advocate in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

09:36 PM IST

World court held Pak guilty of internationally wrongful acts: Harish Salve

“Pakistan had based allegations of what we lawyers call ‘abuse of process’ & said that is another ground why India shouldn’t be allowed the relief it seeks. That has been rejected. ICJ held that Pakistan is guilty of internationally wrongful acts,” Harish Salve said at the press conference.

09:29 PM IST

If trial is not fair, we will know on ICJ’s door again: India’s advocate in the case

When asked what’s next for Kulbhushan Jadhav, India’s advocate in the case, Harish Salve told the media that the next step is consular access and “hopefully his meeting with his family which is unhindered”.

“If fair trial with proper legal help is conducted, Kulbhushan Jadhav will be released. If not, we will knock on ICJ’s door again,” he added.

09:16 PM IST

We are sure Pak will follow the verdict and not act rogue: Harish Salve

“If the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) verdict is disrespected, we will approach UN. But we are sure, Pakistan, as a country, will not act rogue and will follow through,” Harish Salve said at the press conference.

09:10 PM IST

ICJ protected Kulbhushan Jadhav from being executed: Harish Salve

Harish Salve, India’s advocate in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, expressed his gratitude to the International Court of Justice for the manner in which it intervened in the case.

“It protected Kulbhushan Jadhav from being executed, in a hearing which was put together in a matter of days,” Harish Salve said in a press conference that is being held in London.

09:00 PM IST

Spoke to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family, applaud their courage: S Jaishankar

S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, said that he spoke to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family and he applaud’s their courage, according to ANI.

08:49 PM IST

Will work vigorously for Jadhav’s early release and return to India: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs, in it’s statement, called it a landmark judgement and said the verdict validates “India’s position on this matter fully”.

“We will continue to work vigorously for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s early release and return to India,” MEA said in a statement.

08:34 PM IST

Sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed today’s verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case.

Calling it a verdict based on “extensive study of facts”, PM Modi said he is sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice.

“We welcome today’s verdict in the @CIJ_ICJ. Truth and justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts. I am sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice.

Our Government will always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

08:33 PM IST

‘At last justice has prevailed,’ tweets Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter as she welcomed the verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case by ICJ (International Court of Justice).

“Heartened by the #KulbhushanVerdict. At last justice has prevailed. All of India joins his family in their joy!” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote on Twitter.

08:31 PM IST

Expect Pakistan to implement directive immediately: MEA

“We expect Pakistan to implement directive immediately. This judgement validates India’s position on the case. We’ll continue to work vigorously for Jadhav’s early release & return to India,” Raveesh Kumar further told ANI in the matter of ICJ’s verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case.

08:24 PM IST

We note court’s direction to Pak: Raveesh Kumar

Raveesh Kumar of Ministry of External Affairs further said that India appreciates International Court of Justice’s direction to Pakistan that it is under obligation to inform Kulbhushan Jadhav of his rights.

“We appreciate direction by ICJ that Pakistan should review & reconsider conviction & sentence given to Jadhav by Pakistani military court. We note that the Court has directed that Pakistan is under an obligation to inform Jadhav without further delay of his rights to provide Indian consular officers access to him in accordance with Vienna Convention,” Raveesh Kumar told ANI

08:16 PM IST

We welcome the justice delivered by ICJ: MEA’s Raveesh Kumar

Raveesh Kumar, the official spokersperson of MEA welcomed the world court ‘s verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case.

“We welcome the justice delivered just now by ICJ in Hague, in the favour of India. The court by a vote of 15-1 has upheld India’s claim that Pakistan is in violation of Vienna Convention on several counts,” ANI quoted Raveesh Kumar as saying.

08:10 PM IST

Delighted by expected positive ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took to his Twitter account to applaud the verdict given by the International Court of Justice, also know as the world court, in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case.

He said he hopes for Jadhav’s early release.

“Delighted by the expected positive ICJ verdict in the #KulbhushanJadhav case finding that Pakistan had erred in not providing consular access. Only one of the 16-member panel of judges had a dissenting opinion in the #KulbhushanVerdict&that was the Pak judge. Hope4early release,” Shashi Tharoor wrote on Twitter.

08:03 PM IST

The world court found by 15 votes to 1 that Pak breached Jadhav’s rights

The International Court of Justice found by 15 votes to 1 that Pakistan breached Kulbhushan Jadhav’s rights under Vienna convention on consular relations by not letting Indian diplomates to visit him in prison.

07:50 PM IST

India welcomes and celebrates world court’s verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

On July 17, 2019, India came together has similar happy reactions echoed in the country as the International Court of Justice announced its verdict in the long awaited case of Kubhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced death penalty by a Pakistani military court in April 2017.

07:42 PM IST

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s village celebrates ICJ ruling

The locals of a small village in Maharashtra erupted in joy as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed the death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military court, said a report in PTI.

The people in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Javli village in Satara district of Maharashtra demanded his immediate release by Pakistan, report further said.

07:35 PM IST

Congress welcomes world court’s ruling in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

Congress welcomed the verdict by the International Court of Justice in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case. The political party said it is a major win for the country.

07:28 PM IST

World court says its satisfied that Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian national

During the reading of the verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, the International Court of Justice said that it was satisfied that Jadhav, who was arrested in March 2016 and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April 2019, was an Indian national.

07:19 PM IST

Pak ‘deprived India of right to communicate’, the ICJ said

The world court on Wednesday said Pakistan “deprived India of the right to communicate with and have access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, to visit him in detention and to arrange for his legal representation.”

India hailed the world court’s verdict as a “big victory”.

07:15 PM IST

Pak has breached the Vienna Convention, the world court observes

Judges at the Hague based-International Court of Justice ruled that Pakistan had breached the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The Vienna Convention gives countries the right to consular access when their nationals are arrested abroad.

07:10 PM IST

‘Big victory for India,’ says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

The Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh told ANI that world court’s verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case is a big victory for the country.

“International Court of Justice has directed Pakistan to grant consular access to #KulbhushanJadhav. It is no doubt a big victory for India,” ANI quoted Rajnath Singh as saying.

07:05 PM IST

As the world court delivers its verdict, Mumbai celebrates

Friends and dear ones of Kulbhushan Jadhav celebrated as International Court of Justice read out the verdict in the case and ruled in favour of India.

07:00 PM IST

Must review death penalty given to Kulbhushan Jadhav, UN court tells Pak

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence”, the Hague-based ICJ ordered, according to a document on the court’s website.

06:58 PM IST

Pakistan deprived India the access to Kulbhushan Jadhav: ICJ

“Court finds that Pakistan deprived India of the right to communicate with and have access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, to visit him in detention to arrange for his legal representation,and thereby breached obligations incumbent upon it under Vienna Convention on Consular Relations,” International Court of Justice observed, according to news agency ANI.

06:52 PM IST

ICJ rules in favour of India, affirms Kulbhushan Jadhav’s right to consular access

The International Court of Jusitce rules in favour of India. It also affirmed Kulbhushan Jadhav’s right to consular access.

06:50 PM IST

Continued stay of execution constitutes an indispensable condition: ICJ

“A continued stay of execution constitutes an indispensable condition for the effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav,” International Court of Justice judge reads out the verdict, according to ANI

06:45 PM IST

ICJ delivers ‘justice’ in true sense, says P. Chidambaram

“ICJ delivers ‘justice’ in the true sense of that word, upholding human rights, due procedure and the rule of law,” tweets P. Chidambaram

06:40 PM IST

ICJ rejects Pakistan’s 2008 argument

International Court of Justice rejects Pakistan’s argument that 2008 bilateral pact on consular relations supplants Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

06:35 PM IST

I wholeheartedly welcome ICJ’s verdict in the case, tweets Sushma Swaraj

In the Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, Sushma Swaraj tweeted, “I wholeheartedly welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is a great victory for India. I thank the Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi for our initiative to take Jadhav’s case before International Court of Justice.”

06:30 PM IST

ICJ starts reading the verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

International Court of Justice starts reading the verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, who has been sentenced death by a Pakistani military court during a secret trial.

06:25 PM IST

UN court begins hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, verdict shortly

The International Court of Justice has began hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case. The verdict is said to be announced shortly.

06:15 PM IST

India waits eagerly for verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

With prayers on their lips, Indians eagerly wait for the verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case by International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Kulbhushan Jadhav is facing death sentence in Pakistan.

06:05 PM IST

The verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav to come shortly

The verdict in the much awaited high-profile case of Kulbhushan Jadhav will be declared shortly. All eyes are currently on the International Court of Justice judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, who will deliver the verdict in the case.

Judge Yusuf will read out the verdict at a public sitting being convened at Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.

05:54 PM IST

India’s legal team arrives at ICJ for verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

India’s legal team arrivers at the International Courts of Justice in Hague, Netherlands for the verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case.

05:30 PM IST

In December 2017, Jadhav’s mother and wife met him in Pakistan

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife travelled to Pakistan to see him, but it was a restricted interaction that left not only them, but the entire nation disappointed.

Ever since his arrest, Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family barely interacted with the media.

05:20 PM IST

India had said Kulbhushan Jadhav was used as a ‘scapegoat’ by Pak

India had said that Pakistan used Kulbhushan Jadhav was used as a scapegoat to blame India for Pakistan’s problems in the restive province of Balochistan and that he was just a civilian when he was kidnapped and taken to Pakistan.

Last year, during the International Court of Justice, India had sought Kulbhushan Jadhav’s release and the quashing of his death sentence. India also asked Pakistan to declare Jadhav’s custody illegal.

05:12 PM IST

After India’s petition, ICJ stayed Jadhav’s execution

Asserting that Kulbhushan Jadhav is innocent, India has been appealing Pakistan to release him. India had said Jadhav was kidnapped by Pakistani authorities from Iran where he present for his business work.

As Pakistan refused to heed to its requests, India moved the ICJ in May 2017 -- a month after the ex-Indian Navy officer was sentence to death by a Pakistani military court in a secret trial.

The International Court of Justice stayed Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution pendint its final judgement in the case, which is to be delivered today.

05:02 PM IST

Born in small town of Maharashtra, Jadhav joined India Navy in 1987

Kulbhushan Jadhav, 49, was born in Sangli district of Maharashtra. He grew up at the family house in South Mumbai’s N. M Joshi Marg, and later moved to Powai.

Around 1987, Jadhav joined Indian Navy as an officer. In 2001, Jadhav quit the force to start his own business.

04:52 PM IST

Took almost two years and two months to complete proceedings

In Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, it almost took two years and two months to complete the proceedings, according to a report in PTI.

Now the verdict in the case comes nearly five months after on February 21 a 15-member bench of International Court of Justice, which was led by Judge Yusuf, had reserved its decision.

The decision was taken after hearing oral submissions by India and Pakistan.

04:44 PM IST

India’s petition says Jadhav is not a spy and asks for his immediate release

On Wednesday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), based in The Hague, will deliver its judgement on India’s petition that the ex-Indian Navy office is not a spy, as charged by Pakistan.

The petition also asks for Jadhav’s immediate release.

04:36 PM IST

Jadhav’s sentencing evoked sharp reaction in India

In April 2017, a Pakistani court delivered its verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case that shocked the entire nation and evoked a sharp reaction among Indians.

04:28 PM IST

“Jadhav’s trail by Pakistani military court ‘farcical’,” India had said.

Describing Jadhav’s trail by the Pakistani military court as “farcical”, Indian officials had said the ex-India Navy officer was denied the right to defence by a counsel of his choice.

They further had said that Jadhav’s conviction and death sentence were based on alleged “confessions” made in captivity.

04:20 PM IST

India had slammed Pak for ‘acting in irresponsible manner’ in its argument

In its argument, India had said that Pakistan acted in an irresponsible manner and violated several international treaties and obligations, including the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the Intertional Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, by refusing to grant consular access to Jadhav.

04:12 PM IST

India filed a petition in May 2017

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) directed Pakistan to “take all measures at its disposal” to ensure Jadhav was not executed pending the court’s final judgment after being petitioned by India in May 2017.

04:08 PM IST

India was informed about Jadhav’s arrest 22 days later

Pakistan authorities informed India about Jadhav’s arrest on March 25, 2016, 22 days later. When asked why the delay, Islamabad did not offer any explanation. In April 2017, Jadhav was sentence to death after a secret trail was conducted by Pakistani military court.

04:00 PM IST

Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016

Ex-Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016 by Pakistani authorities in Balochistan. He was charged with espionage and involvement in subversive activites.