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Live: Sushma Swaraj Welcomes ICJ verdict, Says India Will Leave No Stone Unturned To Save Kulbhushan Jadhav

A military court in Pakistan awarded a death sentence to Jadhav on charges of espionage.

18/05/2017 2:57 PM IST | Updated 18/05/2017 5:53 PM IST
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5:00 PM: Arun Jaitley Lauds The Verdict and praises the efforts of India's legal representative Harish Salve.

4:50 PM: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh welcomes the decision.

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

4:20 PM: ICJ Order Has Exposed Pakistan, Says Venkaiah Naidu

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.

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.

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