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Kulbhushan Jadhav Verdict: Home Minister Amit Shah And Former FM Arun Jaitley Hail ICJ Verdict As A Result Of PM Modi's Diplomatic Efforts, Thank Harish Salve

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted that the ICJ verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case was another manifestation of  Modi Government’s diplomatic efforts to protect all Indians.
  • Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too congratulated PM Modi for his leadership in the legal battle against Pakistan hailing the ICJ verdict as the exposure of Pakistan
  • Earlier in the day, International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed Kulbhushan Jadhav's death penalty and granted India consular access to him

Congratulating India's top legal eagle Harish Salve for the ICJ's verdict favouring India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday, tweeted that the verdict was another manifestation of  Modi Government’s diplomatic efforts to protect all Indians.

Similarly, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too congratulated PM Modi for his leadership in the legal battle against Pakistan. He too hailed the ICJ verdict as the exposure of Pakistan, thanking Harish Salve for his efforts.

Earlier in the day, India gained a major diplomatic victory against Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case as ICJ stayed Kulbhushan Jadhav's death penalty and granted India consular access to him by a vote of 15:1 in favour of India.  As seen in the verdict, the one dissenting judge is Pakistan ad hoc judge Tassaduq Hussain Jillani.

Kulbhushan Jadhav Verdict: Here Are The 8 Key Matters On Which ICJ 'unanimously' Sided With India And Bludgeoned Pakistan

Here are eight major statements of the ICJ in its verdict:

1. ICJ reaffirmed its jurisdiction in the case
2. ICJ verified the legality of India approaching the court in the matter
3. Pakistan breached Vienna Convention by not informing Jadhav of his rights
4. Pakistan breached Vienna Convention by not informing India about Jadhav's detention
5. Pakistan breached Vienna Convention by depriving India the right to communicate/access Jadhav 
6. Pakistan has to immediately grant India consular access to Jadhav
7. Pakistan must review and reconsider its conviction of the sentence of Jadhav
8. ICJ declared a continued stay on the execution of Jadhav

 

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What is the Kulbhushan Jadhav case?

Jadhav, 49, a retired navy officer was kidnapped by Pakistani authorities on March 3, 2016 from Iran, where he was carrying on his own business and was then shown to have been arrested in Baluchistan. India was informed about the arrest on March 25. He was sentenced to death alleging espionage on April 2017. Following the order by Pakistan's military court, India approached the ICJ and appealed that arrest of Jadhav and denial of consular access to him is in violation of provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963.

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