5:00 PM: Arun Jaitley Lauds The Verdict and praises the efforts of India's legal representative Harish Salve.
#ICJ verdict endorses the relevance and necessity of procedural and substantive fairness which was denied by Pakistan— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 18, 2017
4:50 PM: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh welcomes the decision.
The ICJ's decision to stay the execution of Shri Kulbhushan Jadhav gives the people of India a deep sense of satisfaction and relief. 1/2— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 18, 2017
4:33 PM: Narendra Modi Expresses Satisfaction Over ICJ Verdict
PTI is reporting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed satisfaction over the verdict. He also called External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to thank her. He has said that he appreciates efforts of advocate Harish Salve who represented India in the Jadhav case.
4:24 PM: Sushma Swaraj Welcomes ICJ Verdict
The ICJ order has come as a great relief to the familly of Kulbhushan Jadhav and people of India.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 18, 2017
We are grateful to Mr.Harish Salve for presenting India's case so effectively before ICJ.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 18, 2017
I assure the nation that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi we will leave no stone unturned to save #KulbhushanJadhav.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 18, 2017
4:20 PM: ICJ Order Has Exposed Pakistan, Says Venkaiah Naidu
International Court of Justice staying execution of #KukbhushanJadhav has exposed Pakistan. I'm sure final order too will go in our favor.— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) May 18, 2017
3:53 PM: ICJ Stays Execution Of Jadhav
Pakistan needs to take all steps to ensure to Jadhav is not executed, pending the final decision in the current proceedings, says the ICJ.
Pakistan also has to inform the court about measures being taken.
3:48 PM: Court Concludes That Rights Invoked By India Are Plausible, Says ICJ
The International Court Of Justice has overturned Pakistan's argument. Abraham agreed that there was urgency in the case.
3:41 PM: Failure To Allow Consular Access May Fall Under Vienna Conventiona, Says ICJ
The court has also said that India has right to consular access.
3:30 PM: International Court Begins Reading Out Verdict On Jadhav
ICJ President Ronny Abraham is reading out the verdict at the moment at The Hague.
2:35 PM: Verdict Likely At 3:30 PM
PTI reported government sources as saying that the verdict by the International Court of Justice on the case over a death sentence against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav will be delivered at 3:30 pm today.
The court had hearings for three says on Jadhav, who was arrested on 3 March last year and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities.
The Jadhav case was taken to the world court on 8 May by India.
2:25 PM: Havans And Poojas Across The Country For Jadhav
There were havans and poojas conducted across India, praying for a positive verdict for Jadhav.
Uttar Pradesh: People in Moradabad performed 'Havan' for Kulbhushan Jadhav yesterday, given death sentence by Pakistan military court. pic.twitter.com/wsizH6bslu— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 13, 2017
2:10 PM: India's Plea 'Unnecessary And Misconceived', Pakistan Had Argued
While on the first day India had made its arguments, Pakistan during the hearing had said India's application on Jadhav, was "unnecessary and misconceived" and must be dismissed, Pakistan told the UN's highest judicial body.
India had been unable to provide an explanation for Jadhav's passport which bears a Muslim name, Mohammed Faisal of the Pakistan Foreign Office said in his opening remarks in response to India's submissions earlier in the day.
Pakistan argued that India was using the court as the "scene of political theatre" but "we will not respond in kind".
Pakistan's lawyer Khawar Qureshi told the ICJ which held daylong proceedings to decide the fate of the former Indian Navy officer.
2:00 PM: Pakistan Can execute Jadhav Before Verdict, India Had Argued
During its submission, India, represented by eminent lawyer Harish Salve, had demanded the immediate suspension of Jadhav's death sentence, expressing fears that Pakistan could execute him even before the hearing at the ICJ was over.
India has also maintained in court that Pakistan had violated the Vienna convention because no consular access was given to Jadhav. India had also argued that the death sentence against Jadhav did not respect the basics of human rights.