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Kulbhushan Jadhav case hearing at ICJ: Demand for Kulbhushan Jadhav's release outlandish, says Pak


The Hague, Feb 19: Pakistan is submitting its stand against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague amidst heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.

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India on Monday told the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that its national Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in an "opaque trial" and should be released by Pakistan for violation of Vienna Convention on consular access.

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Here are the updates:

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5:38 PM, 19 Feb
Qureshi said, "The evidence before the court manifests abuse of rights, lack of good faith, illegality, lack of clean hands and misrepresentation." India will again put forth its statements on Wednesday at the International Court of Justice: Pakistan Concludes Arguments
5:19 PM, 19 Feb
Pakistan's Khanwar Qureshi ​said, "India came to this court demanding provision of measures without a hearing. India hoped that Pakistan wouldn't appear, but it did. Why didn't India notify Pakistan of a dispute?"
5:15 PM, 19 Feb
Khawar Qureshi claims that the submissions made by India before the International Court of Justice are "shamelessly devoid of substantive argument."
5:15 PM, 19 Feb
Pakistan lawyer Khawar Qureshi resumed his presentation. Qureshi can go a little beyond 1 pm (17:30 pm IST) to present his arguments, said the International Court of Justice.
4:30 PM, 19 Feb
The hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice has been adjourned for 15 minutes.
4:19 PM, 19 Feb
“India asks for evidence in the case. India provided a passport to Kulbhushan Jadhav under a fake Muslim identity is compelling evidence,” said Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi.
4:17 PM, 19 Feb
Qureshi reiterates the questions demanded by Pakistan. "It is a pity that India attempts to block the truth every time."
4:16 PM, 19 Feb
Pakistan says, "Jadhav's admission includes the following: That he was a serving officer due to retirement in 2022."
4:16 PM, 19 Feb
"I have had the honour and privilege to represent India in the past, but the incarnation of the country before this court is not one I recognise," Qureshi says. These are proceedings lodged for political theatre and they should be dismissed, Pakistan says.
4:15 PM, 19 Feb
That Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran is ridiculous, says Pakistan. "India's demand of release and return for Jadhav is a 'modest' claim," Qureshi said.
3:53 PM, 19 Feb
ICJ Judge says, “The court has noted the concern of Pakistan delegation of an ad hoc judge. The court will respond in due time.”
3:53 PM, 19 Feb
“India asks for evidence in the case. India provided a passport to Kulbhushan Jadhav under a fake Muslim identity is compelling evidence,” said Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi.
3:52 PM, 19 Feb
“India has demonstrated a lack of faith throughout these proceedings. India needs to explain how is Jadhav an Indian national and provide proof for the same. It gets murkier and murkier if India tries to answer,” said Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi.
3:52 PM, 19 Feb
India's conduct and abusive process... India has deployed this process for political theater: Lawyer Khawar Qureshi
3:52 PM, 19 Feb
India resists, according to Mr. Salve, the temptation to answer the following questions: When did he retire and why? What evidence is there to suggest that he retired? Why was he in possession of an authentic Indian passport with a cover name? Lawyer Khawar Qureshi
3:52 PM, 19 Feb
India continues to assert without a molecule of evidence that Commander Jadhav... had retired from Indian Armed Forces: Lawyer Khawar Qureshi
3:51 PM, 19 Feb
At the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Pakistan says India’s demand for release of Kulbhushan Jadhav is outlandish. Pakistan’s counsel Qureshi said India didn’t answer questions about Jadhav. “They didn’t tell us at what age Jadhav retire. If there was evidence of his retirement,” he said.
3:50 PM, 19 Feb
Pakistan’s Khawar Qureshi while accusing India of blatant misrepresentations in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, said, “Pakistan said the only remedy available for Jadhav is review by Pakistan High Court. But India rejects it, because it believes in all-or-nothing strategy.”
3:49 PM, 19 Feb
Khawar Qureshi, who is arguing Pakistan’s case at the ICJ, said that Kulbhushan Jadhav confessed before a magistrate. He was convicted under the Official Secrets Act
3:49 PM, 19 Feb
“India’s case should be rendered inadmissible by court as it is based on flimsy lies. The charges against are concocted and preposterous,” said Pakistan at ICJ.
3:49 PM, 19 Feb
“We treated Jadhav as it is deemed to every human being. On humanitarian grounds, we allowed his mother and wife to visit him. Can India give a similar example,” said Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan.
3:49 PM, 19 Feb
“Jadhav’s trial is fair as per the constitution. He is a part of India’s intelligence agency. He confessed to being a spy,” said Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan
3:49 PM, 19 Feb
India has failed to explain why Commander Jadhav was allowed to travel for 17 times on fake passport: Lawyer Khawar Qureshi
3:48 PM, 19 Feb
“Indian petition at ICJ is an example of an old adage - ‘Mouth prays to Buddha, but heart is full of evil’. I have seen the brutality of Indian torture,” said Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan.
3:36 PM, 19 Feb
Day 2: Pakistan's Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan is submitting his arguments in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case before International Court of Justice (ICJ)

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