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Live ICJ Hearing On Kulbhushan Jadhav: Basic Human Rights Have Been Thrown To The Wind By Pakistan, Says India[/caption]
The battle over alleged Indian spy and former Indian Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav has reached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague in Netherlands after Jadhav was sentenced to death by Pakistan and denied consular access. Seeking suspension of Jadhav's sentence, India will also point out that the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations has been broken by Pakistan as it denied India consular access to the accused Jadhav 16 times.
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ICJ has given both sides India and Pakistan 90 minutes each to plead their case. Heading the team sent from India is former Solicitor General Harish Salve and the Pakistan team is led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf.
Here are highlights:
Have strong prima facie case on merits, seek restitutio integrum(restoration to original condition), says Harish Salve
Kulbhushan Jadhav has neither consular access nor legal representation “even at this stage”
Trial stands vitiated in international law for violation of Vienna convention, says Harish Salve
Rights of article 36 are sacrosanct, rights of consular access are significant in human rights and international law: Harish Salve in ICJ
Harish Salve underlines that India does not rely and does not need to rely on the bilateral agreement.
India, in its appeal to the ICJ, has asserted that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities after retiring from the Indian Navy
India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government
Chargesheet on Kulbhushan Jadhav was not given to India by Pakistan, says Harish Salve
We want appropriate legal representation for Kulbhushan Jadhav, India tells ICJ
Kulbhushan Jadhav was framed on confessional statements extracted from him when he was in Pakistan’s military custody, says India
India seeks annulment of Pakistan’s verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav case, says Harish Salve at the ICJ
India tells ICJ it fears Kulbhushan Jadhav will be executed before its arguments are heard in the case
India’s position has been consistent that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran and confession was extracted in military custody, says Harish Salve
India calls for immediate suspension of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s sentence and accuses Pakistan of violating Vienna Convention of consular access
Visa application filed by Kulbhushan Jadhav’s parents is still pending, says Harish Salve.
Counsel for India Harish Salve says, the present situation is grave and that is why India has sought the indulgence of ICJ.
All requests for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav fell on ‘deaf ears’, says India.
Human rights which are treated as “basics” have been thrown to the wind by Pakistan, says India.
Deepak Mittal says no response from Pakistan to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s parents’ visa.
India has been seeking consular access since March 2016, says VD Sharma.
India may avail a “short extension” beyond 90 minutes to present its case, says ICJ Judge.
India’s agent in ICJ Deepak Mittal says, “consular access denied repeatedly.”
India claims that the Jadhav case is violation of Vienna conventions.
India’s agent Deepak Mittal urges for provisional measures.
India terms Pakistan military court’s trial as ‘farcical’.
Joint secretary Deepak Mittal is presenting India’s case at the ICJ.
India demands suspension of Jadav’s death sentence.
Hearing has begun. India will present its case first.