ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav Sushma Swaraj calls it great victory for

first_img Former EAM Sushma Swaraj moves out of her official residence in Delhi Related News Sushma Swaraj intervenes after visa denied to German Padma Shri awardee Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj hailed the ICJ verdict asking Pakistan to review death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav alleging he was a spy.Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday welcomed the verdict delivered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asking Pakistan to review the death penalty given to former Indian Navy commander Kulbhushan Jadhav in 2017. India had asked the UN court to intervene in the case, as it said Jadhav had been given an unfair trial and had been denied diplomatic assistance by Pakistan. Delhi Confidential: Far From The Crowd A look at India’s arguments and Pakistan’s defenceThe court found by 15 votes to 1 that Pakistan had breached Jadhav’s rights under the Vienna convention on consular relations by not allowing Indian diplomats to visit him in jail, according to the document.The verdict in the high-profile case comes nearly five months after a 15-member bench of ICJ led by Judge Yusuf had reserved its decision on February 21 after hearing oral submissions by India and Pakistan. The proceedings of the case took two years and two months to complete. Advertising By Express Web Desk |New Delhi | Updated: July 17, 2019 7:49:57 pm In a series of tweets, Swaraj said she was confident that the verdict will provide solace to family members of Jadhav.“I wholeheartedly welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is a great victory for India. I thank the Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi for our initiative to take Jadhav’s case before International Court of Justice. I thank Mr.Harish Salve for presenting India’s case before ICJ very effectively and successfully. I hope the verdict will provide the much-needed solace to the family members of Kulbhushan Jadhav.”Kulbhushan Jadhav ICJ Verdict Live UpdatesMore importantly, the world court also asserted that Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention, adding that India has right to consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. It said Pakistan deprived India of the right to communicate with and have access to Jadhav and thereby breached obligations incumbent upon it under Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. ‘You will be missed’: Netizens emotional as Sushma Swaraj says goodbye to MEA Advertising 30 Comment(s)last_img

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