Foreign Minister's Statement On Kulbhushan Jadhav In Parliament Today

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: India maintains that Mr Jadhav was "kidnapped from Iran, where he was residing and carrying on business after retiring from the Indian Navy. There is absolutely no clarification by Pakistan about the circumstances of his arrest."

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Foreign Minister's Statement On Kulbhushan Jadhav In Parliament Today

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Foreign Minister Jaishankar will give a statement in Parliament on ICJ's verdict


New Delhi: 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will make a statement in Parliament today about the International Court of Justice or ICJ's verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

In a major win for India, the world court on Wednesday continued its stay on the execution of the Indian national, held in a Pakistani jail on allegations of "espionage", and called for an effective review and reconsideration of the conviction.

India put intense diplomatic pressure on Pakistan through numerous diplomatic notes and demarches and letter by the External Affairs Minister over a sustained period of time for consular access and release of Mr Jadhav, as per government sources.

"India's Stand on Vienna Convention and consular access was upheld. India will get access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. India's legal arguments were upheld, including the correctness of the decision to approach ICJ," they told news agency ANI.

India maintains that Mr Jadhav was "kidnapped from Iran, where he was residing and carrying on business after retiring from the Indian Navy. There is absolutely no clarification by Pakistan about the circumstances of his arrest."

India put up a formidable legal team led by Harish Salve. The ICJ agreed to India's viewpoint by issuing a binding order to Pakistan to prevent the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The court also granted him consular access holding Pakistan guilty of violating the Vienna Convention.

Reacting to the ICJ verdict, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that it is yet another manifestation of the Narendra Modi government's diplomatic efforts.

"A great day at the @CIJ_ICJ! The verdict is a victory of truth and protects human dignity. It is yet another manifestation of Modi Government's diplomatic efforts and commitment to protecting all Indians. I congratulate Harish Salve ji for his stupendous efforts through the case," he tweeted.

Pakistan claims that Kulbhushan Jadhav, 49, was "arrested" from Balochistan by Pakistani security forces on March 3, 2016, after he allegedly entered the country from Iran - a claim that India has rubbished.

It was on March 25, 2016, that then Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, had informed the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad of Jadhav's "arrest". Since then, Pakistan has not offered any explanation as to why Islamabad took over three weeks to inform the Indian High Commissioner about Kulbhushan Jadhav's arrest.

Mr Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on April 11, 2017.

Following this, India on May 8, 2017, approached the ICJ against Pakistan "for egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963" in the matter.
 



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