- Jadhav's friends pray for him
- Timeline of Jhadav saga
- ICJ gave favorable decision: Manish Tewari
- PM appreciates Salve's effort
- PM express satisfaction
- Great Relief: Sushma Swaraj
- Celebration outside Jadhav's house
- I'm very happy: Harish Salve
- Big win for India: Venkaiah
- Mukul Rohatgi on verdict
- Kulbhushan Jadhav execution stayed
In a big win for India, the International Court of Justice has stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav and has upheld India’s right to consular access to the former naval officer. “Pakistan should not execute Jadhav till proceedings are on in this court,” said judge Ronny Abraham, president of the court.
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Gopal Bagley, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, said that the ICJ decision was unanimous, favourable and unambiguous.
"It's a matter of great relief," he said adding that he didn't want to respond to Pakistan Attorney General's assertion that the court's verdict was not binding on anybody.
The Foreign Office spokesperson of Pakistan has reacted to the ICJ's order, staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav. "India has been trying to hide its real face" by taking the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav to ICJ."
Pakistan will present solid evidence against Jadhav in the International Court, the spokesperson said.
Kulbhushan Jadhav's friends pray for him
While a battery of legal luminaries worked hard for former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav at The Hague, his friends did their bit back home in Mumbai -- with prayers seeking a favourable verdict from the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Tulshidas Pawar, Jadhav's childhood friend, and others organised a Ganesh Puja, offering prayers for his life.
"I was there when Kulbhushan filled up the entrance exam form for the National Defence Academy, which he eventually joined. I also attended his Passing Out Parade at the NDA," Pawar told PTI.
Jadhav's friends in the Prithvi Nandan Society in central Mumbai's Lower Parel area, where he grew up, began the Ganesh puja in the morning.
Click to Read | Long Road To Justice: Timeline Of Kulbhushan Jadhav Saga
Here's a look at how the entire case unfolded and how India succeeded in getting a favorable order.
PM expresses satisfaction at ICJ judgement in Jadhav case
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed satisfaction at the order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who is on death row in Pakistan. He spoke to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to thank her and appreciated the efforts of advocate Harish Salve who represented India in the case.
Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Former Pakistan Envoy to the United Nations told CNN-News18 that he hadn't heard of the verdict as yet. "There is a long way to go... Justice needs to be done." Hasan also said that Pakistan is a "civilised state and will follow the verdict". When asked about the consular access denied by Pakistan, Hasan said there must have been some confusion about the consular access.
Suhsma Swaraj tweeted: "The ICJ order has come as a great relief to the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav and people of India...We are grateful to Mr.Harish Salve for presenting India's case so effectively before ICJ...I assure the nation that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi we will leave no stone unturned to save Kulbhushan Jadhav."
Venkaiah Naidu on Kulbhushan Jadhav's verdict:
It's a big win for India and human rights... Pakistan's lies have been rejected and it's a big snub to Pakistan. Pakistan has been exposed internationally... The entire country is happy and they are celebrating...The hearing is unanimous...I congratulate Ministry of External Affairs... Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this was taken forward by MEA...
Mukul Rohatgi on Kulbhushan Jadhav's verdict
It is obvious that the entire world has reacted in one voice...The International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict is binding on both countries..Pakistan can keep saying what it wants...Pakistan can say there is no jurisdiction but that wil be decided in August and till then this decision is binding. I hope consular access is given.
India should have got consular access to Jadhav: ICJ
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today said that India should have been granted consular access to its national Kulbhushan Jadhav as per the Vienna Convention. The ICJ asserted its jurisdiction over the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by Pakistan on charges of espionage and subversive activities. The circumstances of Kulbhushan Jadhav's arrest remain disputed, ICJ president Ronny Abraham said while reading out his verdict.
International Court of Justice finds in favour of India's plea that no execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav till the hearing is on... Pakistan shall take all measures to make sure that Kulbhushan Jadhav is not prosecuted... It is appropriate for court that Pakistan shall take all measures that Kulbhushan Jadhav sud not be executed: ICJ
ICJ says India has successfully established links between 'provisional measures' and India's rights to claim so.— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) May 18, 2017
ICJ overrules Pak's arguments:— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) May 18, 2017
1) Vienna Convention is exclused for those in espionage case
2)2008 bilateral treaty ousts ICJ's jurisdiction
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