Pakistan to Grant Consular Access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Catch all the live updates on Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ here.

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Catch all the live updates on Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ here. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>/Liju Mol Joseph)

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday, 18 July briefed the media over the verdict of the International Court of Justice in the Kulbushan Jadhav case.

“Frankly,it seems to me they're reading from a different verdict. Main verdict is in 42 pages, if there is no patience to go through 42 pages, they should go through 7-pages press release, where every point is in India's favour,” he said.

Describing the detention of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan as “illegal” and under "fabricated" charges, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday, 18 July, urged Islamabad to release and repatriate him immediately.

The ICJ on Wednesday granted India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and directed Pakistan military court to suspend and review the death sentence accorded to him.

The verdict in the high-profile case comes nearly five months after a 15-member bench of ICJ led by Judge Yusuf had reserved its decision on 21 February after hearing oral submissions by India and Pakistan. The proceedings of the case took two years and two months to complete.

Snapshot
  • PM Modi and the Ministry of External Affairs have also welcomed the ICJ’s verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav
  • Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017
  • India moved the ICJ, alleging Pakistan’s “egregious violation” of the provisions of the Vienna Convention by denying it consular access to Jadhav
  • India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy

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12:22 AM , 19 Jul

Pakistan to Grant Consular Access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan to Grant Consular Access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Following ICJ's verdict, Islamabad has said that it will grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

"As a responsible state, Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws, for which modalities are being worked out," Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan said in an official statement on Thursday, 18 July.

4:15 PM , 18 Jul

MEA Bries Media Over Kulbhushan Jadhav's ICJ Hearing

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday, 18 July briefed the media over the verdict of the International Court of Justice in the Kulbushan Jadhav case.

“Frankly,it seems to me they're reading from a different verdict. Main verdict is in 42 pages, if there is no patience to go through 42 pages, they should go through 7-pages Press Release, where every point is in India's favour” he said.

“I think they have their own compulsions, as to why they have to lie to their own people,” he added.

11:27 AM , 18 Jul

India Once Again Calls on Pakistan to Release Jadhav: Jaishankar

“Kulbhushan Jadhav is innocent of the charges levelled against him. We once again call on Pakistan to release and repatriate him to India. His family has shown exemplary courage even in challenging times like this,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in Rajya Sabha as he hailed the landmark verdict by the ICJ.

I am sure that the House will join me in welcoming this landmark judgement, he added.

10:37 PM , 17 Jul

'Victory For Pakistan': Foreign Minister on Kulbhushan Jadhav Verdict

Calling it “a victory for Pakistan”, its Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tweeted, “Commander Jadhav shall remain in Pakistan. He shall be treated in accordance with the laws of Pakistan.”


Published: 16 Jul 2019, 9:50 PM IST
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