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.
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
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.