Live: India grateful to ICJ for saving Kulbhushan Jadhav from being executed, says Harish Salve

In a big setback for Pakistan, the ICJ on Wednesday suspended Kulbhushan Jadhav's death penalty and maintained that Pakistan has violated the Vienna Convention by not granting India consular access to him. 

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The Hague/New Delhi: In a big setback for Pakistan, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday suspended Kulbhushan Jadhav's death penalty and maintained that Pakistan has violated the Vienna Convention by not granting India consular access to him. The UN Court also directed Pakistan to review the conviction and sentencing of Kulbhushan Jadhav. The ruling comes as a big diplomatic win for India, which has categorically rejected Pakistan's allegation that Jadhav is a spy. 

Jadhav, a 49-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was awarded death penalty by a Pakistani military court in April 2017 on charges of "espionage and terrorism" after a closed trial. The death sentence handed to Jadhav evoked a sharp reaction in India, forcing the Indian government to approach the ICJ in order to stop Islamabad from executing the order of its military court.

Earlier this month, the ICJ had released a statement saying that a public sitting in Jadhav's case will take place at 3 pm (6.30 pm IST) on July 17 at the Peace Palace in the Hague. The verdict in the case will be read out by ICJ's top judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf.

The proceedings at the UN Court in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case can be watched live on webtv.un.org and www.icj-cij.org/en

Here Is The Timeline Of The Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Last week, Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Muhammad Faisal had said that Islamabad cannot "prejudge" the ICJ's decision in this case. Faisal, however, asserted that Pakistan has argued its case well before the ICJ.

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17 July 2019
22:59 PM

Congress president Rahul Gandhi welcomes the ICJ verdict in the case. ''I welcome the ICJ verdict. My thoughts tonight are with Kulbhushan Jadhav, alone in a prison cell in Pakistan & with his distraught family for whom this verdict brings a rare moment of relief, joy & renewed hope, that he will one day be free to return to his home in India,'' Rahul Gandhi tweets. 

 

22:05 PM

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 Salve.

 

21:15 PM

Want to start by expressing the gratitude of my country to the ICJ for the manner in which it intervened in this case. It protected Kulbhushan Jadhav from being executed, in a hearing which was put together in a matter of days: Salve

 

21:14 PM

Advocate Harish Salve, who led the Indian legal team at the ICJ, addresses media in London.

20:37 PM

 PM Narendra Modi welcomes ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, says truth and justice have prevailed.

 

20:22 PM

Heartened by the Kulbhushan Verdict, at last justice has prevailed. His family must be so happy!: Priyanka Gandhi, UPPCC chief

 

20:18 PM

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 the Vienna Convention on several counts: Raveesh Kumar, MEA on Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict.

 

20:08 PM

It's a big diplomatic win for India. I Congratulate our Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji, Former EAM Sushma Swaraj Ji and senior advocate Harish Salve for their tireless efforts in the matter of  Kulbhudhan Jadhav: Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister

20:05 PM

I warmly welcome the ICJ judgment staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav and granting consular access to India. Truth and justice prevails. This son of our soil must be back soon with his family: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

 

20:03 PM

International Court of Justice has directed Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is no doubt a big victory for India: Rajnath Singh, Union Defence Minister

 

19:55 PM

India had a very strong case before ICJ. AIMIM welcomes the ICJ judgement recognising Kulbhushan’s right to consular access and a fair trial. Would be amiss to not thank all the lawyers including the very able Harish Salve who worked pro-bono for India: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.

 

19:53 PM

Here's the full text of the ICJ verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. READ  

19:03 PM

 Friends of Kulbhushan Jadhav celebrate in Mumbai after International Court of Justice rules in favour of India.

 

19:02 PM

The court finds that 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, and thereby breached obligations incumbent upon it under Vienna Convention on Consular Relations: ICJ

19:00 PM

"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," the ICJ rules.

19:00 PM

The ICJ also observed that Kubhushan Jadhav's death sentence should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the sentence in light of Pakistan’s breach of Art 36(1) i.e. denial of consular access and notification. However, India's remedies in the case, including annulment of the military court decision and Jadhav's return to India, have been rejected.

18:59 PM

15 out of the 16 ICJ judges rule in favour of India in Kulbhushan Jadhav case. 

18:57 PM

Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram welcomes the ICJ verdict, says, ''ICJ delivers ‘justice’ in the true sense of that word, upholding human rights, due procedure and the rule of law." 

 

18:54 PM

Former EAM Sushma Swaraj has welcomed the ICJ verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and termed it a victory for India. She also thanked PM Modi.

 

18:50 PM

The UN Court also directs Pakistan to provide effective review and reconsideration of Jadhav's conviction and sentences.

18:47 PM

ICJ suspends Kulbhushan Jadhav's death penalty, says Pakistan violated Vienna Convention.

18:35 PM

The Court has, however, rejected most of the remedies sought by India, including annulment of military court decision convicting Jadhav, his release and safe passage to India, tweets Reema Omar, International Legal Advisor at the UN Court.

 

18:34 PM

The Court has also said that Jadhav’s death sentence should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the conviction/sentence in light of Pakistan’s breach of Art 36(1) i.e. denial of consular access and notification, says Reema Omar, International Legal Advisor at the UN Court, in another tweet.

 

18:31 PM

Reema Omar, International legal Advisor at the UN Court tweets, ''And the decision in the #Jadhav Cade is out! ICJ has ruled in favour of India on merits, affirming Jadhav’s right to consular access and notification The Court has directed Pakistan to provide effective review and reconsideration of his conviction and sentences

 

18:24 PM

Pakistan's legal team has also arrived at the UN Court. 

18:20 PM

India's Ambassador to the Netherlands Venu Rajamony and MEA Joint Secretary (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran) Deepak Mittal arrive at International Courts of Justice ahead of the ICJ verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

 

17:55 PM

The team from Indian Embassy has arrived at the International Court of Justice for the hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case which will start in the next 50 minutes. 

 

17:44 PM

Noted lawyer Harish Salve, who is leading India's legal team in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, is scheduled to address the press at the Indian High Commission at 9:30 PM (IST) after the UN Court's verdict in the case. 

16:53 PM

The Pakistani legal team also includes Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal.

16:53 PM

Pakistan's legal team, led by Attorney General for Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan, arrived in The Hague on Tuesday ahead of the ICJ's verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. 

16:46 PM

Ahead of the ICJ verdict, Kulbhushan Jadhav's friends wearing 'India with Kulbhushan' T-shirts offer special prayers in Mumbai hoping for his release. 

 

16:32 PM

In ICJ hearings, India accused Pakistan of denying consular access to Jadhav in violation of the Vienna Convention. Pakistan countered India by saying that Jadhav had been found guilty of "spying and terrorism".

16:31 PM

India has challenged the "farcical trial" that Kulbhushan Jadhav was put through by Pakistan on the basis of what it claims was an extracted confession.

16:26 PM

Ahead of the ICJ verdict in the case, sources in the Indian government have claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav was kidnapped in Iran's Chabahar and moved to Pakistan by an armed group. Read Full Report

16:25 PM

The verdict in the case will be read out by ICJ's top judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf.

16:24 PM

The ICJ had released a statement saying that a public sitting in Jadhav's case will take place at 3 PM (6.30 pm IST) on July 17 at the Peace Palace in the Hague. 

16:20 PM

The ICJ is scheduled to deliver its verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday. 

16:13 PM

Here's A Look At India’s Claims Against Pakistan In The Kulbhushan Jadhav Case At ICJ.

16:07 PM

Here's the timeline of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

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