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Kulbhushan Jadhav Case Live | National Security Not Under ICJ Purview: Pak

News18.com | May 18, 2017, 6:32 PM IST
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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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May 18, 2017 6:32 pm (IST)


Reacting to ICJ's order, Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that India's stand was vindicated by the ICJ. "Pakistan was not giving Jadhav a fair trial." Pakistan's case against Jadhav was based on a false premise. 

May 18, 2017 6:29 pm (IST)

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.

 
May 18, 2017 5:46 pm (IST)

Pakistan foreign office on Thursday said that International Court of Justice had no jurisdiction over the matters of national security. "India desperately tried to divert the world attention by portraying the entire case through a humanitarian angle," the statement said. 

May 18, 2017 5:38 pm (IST)

Sibal also said that the military court trial was in violation of the Vienna convention. Pakistan spreads terrorism even in its own state. "Pakistan's image will be tarnished globally for having denied consular access to India," said Sibal.  

May 18, 2017 5:29 pm (IST)

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has welcomed the ICJ's order in the Kulbhshan Jadhav case. Expressing his willingness to help the Government of India in the case, Sibal said: "I can help if needed." "Conducting trial in a military court is not the right ways," he said. 

May 18, 2017 5:21 pm (IST)

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. 

May 18, 2017 4:53 pm (IST)

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.

May 18, 2017 4:48 pm (IST)

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.

May 18, 2017 4:45 pm (IST)

Government of India must use the International Court of Justice's decision as a trigger to bring Kulbhushan Jadhav back. International Court of Justice has given a favorable decision: Manish Tewari, Congress. (reported ANI)

May 18, 2017 4:36 pm (IST)

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.

May 18, 2017 4:36 pm (IST)


This is a victory of crores of Indians & the truth. I want to congratulate the government: Dalbir Kaur (Sarabjit's sister) on International Court Justice verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav. (reported ANI)

May 18, 2017 4:29 pm (IST)


Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses satisfaction at the judgement of International Court of Justice on Kulbhushan Jadhav.

May 18, 2017 4:27 pm (IST)


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.

May 18, 2017 4:25 pm (IST)

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."

May 18, 2017 4:20 pm (IST)

Celebration has begun outside Kulbhushan Jadhav's house in Powai after the International Court of Justice stayed death sentence. People chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

May 18, 2017 4:12 pm (IST)


Harish Salve exclusively to CNN-News18: "I am very happy and that justice has finally prevailed. Thanks a lot"

May 18, 2017 4:09 pm (IST)


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...

May 18, 2017 4:03 pm (IST)

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.

May 18, 2017 3:59 pm (IST)


Until the court gives final verdict Pakistan should seize off the matter...The decision to stay Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution pending ICJ hearing is unanimous: ICJ President. 

May 18, 2017 3:57 pm (IST)
May 18, 2017 3:57 pm (IST)
May 18, 2017 3:56 pm (IST)

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.

May 18, 2017 3:53 pm (IST)

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

May 18, 2017 3:51 pm (IST)
May 18, 2017 3:51 pm (IST)
May 18, 2017 3:48 pm (IST)

India should have been granted consular access as per Vienna convention...The Court may only decide if these rights are plausible...Right invoked by India are plausible: ICJ

May 18, 2017 3:47 pm (IST)


Court rejects Pakistan's contention that 2008 case excludes ICJs jurisdiction...All state parties to Vienna convention have right for consular access in another state parties entitled to respect to right of their nationals: ICJ

May 18, 2017 3:46 pm (IST)

The circumstances of Kulbhushan Jadhav's arrest remains disputed...Article 36 of Vienna Convention cannot be applied in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case, says ICJ

May 18, 2017 3:45 pm (IST)


Vienna convention doesn't exclude those found guilty under terror and espionage...Court considers that it has prime faci jurisdict under article i to entertain dispute of the parties: ICJ

May 18, 2017 3:44 pm (IST)


It appears that under Pakistan law Kulbhushan Jadhav would have 40 days to appeal but it is not known whether he has done so. India said Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother has filed an appeal and petition to pakistan government both handed over to Indian High Commission: ICJ

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