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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. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 23:01
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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, 23:01 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. 

 

17 July 2019, 22:06 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.

 

17 July 2019, 21:16 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

 

17 July 2019, 21:15 PM

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

17 July 2019, 20:38 PM

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

 

17 July 2019, 20:24 PM

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

 

17 July 2019, 20:19 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.

 

17 July 2019, 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

17 July 2019, 20:06 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

 

17 July 2019, 20:04 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

 

17 July 2019, 19:57 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.

 

17 July 2019, 19:54 PM

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

17 July 2019, 19:03 PM

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

 

17 July 2019, 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

17 July 2019, 19:01 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.

17 July 2019, 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.

17 July 2019, 18:59 PM

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

17 July 2019, 18:58 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." 

 

17 July 2019, 18:55 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.

 

17 July 2019, 18:50 PM

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

17 July 2019, 18:48 PM

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

17 July 2019, 18:36 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.

 

17 July 2019, 18:35 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.

 

17 July 2019, 18:33 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

 

17 July 2019, 18:25 PM

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

17 July 2019, 18:21 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 July 2019, 17:56 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 July 2019, 17:45 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. 

17 July 2019, 16:54 PM

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

17 July 2019, 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. 

17 July 2019, 16:48 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. 

 

17 July 2019, 16:33 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".

17 July 2019, 16:32 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.

17 July 2019, 16:28 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

17 July 2019, 16:25 PM

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

17 July 2019, 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. 

17 July 2019, 16:21 PM

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

17 July 2019, 16:15 PM

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

17 July 2019, 16:09 PM

Here's the timeline of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.