Here are the live updates in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case ahead of the ICJ’s verdict at 3:30 pm:
May 18, 2017 14:02 (IST)
Five Important Points India Made Against Pak At UN Court In Kulbhushan Jadhav Case India has informed the ICJ or International Court of Justice about Pakistan’s gross violations of the Vienna Convention. Here are a 5 important facts that India informed the top UN court about.
May 18, 2017 13:40 (IST)
India has not approached the international court on any case related to Pakistan since 1971, but the government has said it had no choice as the life of an Indian citizen is at stake. India has appealed to the International Court of Justice to annul Mr Jadhav’s death sentence and ensure that Pakistan does not act against the rights of India or of Mr Jadhav.
May 18, 2017 13:37 (IST)
Last week, after India challenged the death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan was asked by the International Court to put it on hold. Pakistan on Monday alleged that calling it a “stay order” was India’s “manoeuvre”. Pakistan also said that Mr Jadhav’s passport bears a Muslim name. They further claimed that India had been unable to explain it.
May 18, 2017 13:33 (IST)
Describing Kulbhushan Jadhav’s trial by a Pakistani military court as “farcical” and without a shred of evidence, Mr Salve said he was not given a lawyer until the trial was nearly over. “The basic rights of Kulbhushan Jadhav were thrown to the winds,” he said. India further informed the top UN court that Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention by denying India consular access to Mr Jadhav 16 times and denying him the right to defend himself.
May 18, 2017 13:24 (IST)
Representing India at the ICJ, senior lawyer Harish Salve told the top UN court that, “The situation is grave, it is urgent, and hence we approached this court at such short notice.” He urged the court to suspend Mr Jadhav’s death sentence immediately. Mr Salve brought to the court’s notice that Pakistan had repeatedly denied consular access to India and no document of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s trial process was given by Islamabad. This, he said, was in violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Access.
May 18, 2017 13:19 (IST)
On Monday, India informed the ICJ that there was an “immediate threat” that Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav may be executed by Pakistan even before a decision of the top UN court. Pakistan then assured that there would be no immediate execution, saying that it won’t happen at least for the next six months.
May 18, 2017 13:14 (IST)
On May 8, India moved the ICJ (International Court of Justice) against the death penalty handed down to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan military court, slamming Pakistan for violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. On May 9, the highest court in the United Nations gave Mr Jadhav a lease of life. India, in its appeal to the ICJ asserted that Mr Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities after taking early retirement from the Indian Navy. India has denied that he has any connection with the government