Kulbhushan Jadhav under extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative: MEA

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Updated:Sep 02, 2019 10:07:00 pm

Kulbhushan Jadhav: A senior Indian diplomat on Monday afternoon met Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad, a day after Pakistan agreed to grant consular access in line with the ICJ verdict.

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case Live, Kulbhushan Jadhav Latest NewsIndia accepts Pakistan offer of consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. India’s Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Gaurav Ahluwalia will meet Jadhav.

Kulbhushan Jadhav Consular Access: A senior Indian diplomat on Monday met Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad, a day after Pakistan agreed to grant consular access in line with the ICJ verdict in July. Jadhav is an Indian national who was awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court without a fair trial. India has maintained that Jadhav, 49, was a Navy officer, and was abducted from Iran by Pakistan and charged for espionage and terrorism. A military court had sentenced him to death in April 2017 following which India filed an appeal at the International Court of Justice. The ICJ in July ordered a stay on the hanging of Jadhav and asked Pakistan to grant consular access to the Indian national in accordance with the Vienna Convention of 1963. Pakistan had on Saturday agreed to grant consular access to Jadhav on Monday in line with the ICJ verdict.

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    18:56 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Jadhav under extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative: MEA

    Ministry of External Affairs: The Charge d’ Affaires, High Commission of India in Islamabad, met Kulbhushan Jadhav today. While we await a comprehensive report, it was clear that he appeared to be under extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative to bolster Pakistan’s untenable claims. We will decide a further course of action after receiving a detailed report from our Charge d’ Affaires and determining the extent of conformity to the ICJ directives. External Affairs Minister has spoken to the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav and briefed her of today’s developments.

    17:05 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    India maintains Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran

    Pakistan claims that its security forces arrested Kulbhushan Jadhav from Balochistan province on March 3, 2016 after he reportedly entered from Iran.

    However, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.

    15:17 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Meeting between Indian diplomat and Kulbhushan Jadhav ends: Report

    Meeting between Indian diplomat Gaurav Ahluwalia and Kulbhushan Jadhav ended. Pakistan officials were present at the meeting that happened between Indian diplomat and Kulbhushan Jadhav, according to media reports. 

    15:14 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    What ICJ said in its order on July 17

    "The Court (ICJ) finds that Pakistan is under an obligation to provide, by means of its own choosing, effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Mr. Jadhav, so as to ensure that full weight is given to the effect of the violation of the rights set forth in Article 36 of the Vienna Convention."

    14:59 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    What happened today

    What happened during the meeting between Indian diplomat Gaurav Ahluwalia and retired Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav is yet to be known. Before meeting Jadhav, Ahluwalia met Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal at the foreign ministry.  The Ministry of External Affairs is yet to issue a statement on today's development. 

    14:18 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    What ICJ president said on July 17

    ICJ president judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf also directed Pakistan to review and reconsider the death sentence awarded to Jadhav under the provisions of the 1963 Vienna Convention that defines a framework for consular relations between countries. This was seen as a victory for India as these were the main arguments on which New Delhi had based its case.

    13:52 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Consular access comes in midst of tension between India and Pak over J&K

    The Pakistan'soffer of consular access comes in the midst of tensions between the two neighbouring nations over New Delhi revoking the special status granted to Kashmir under its constitution. Islamabad had on Sunday said it would grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav who was abducted from India by Pakistani officials and sentenced to death by a military court in 2017.

    13:34 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    About Pakistan's last offer of consular access

    The meeting between Jadhav and Indian official came a month after a similar interaction between Indian officials and Jadhav did not materialise amid differences between New Delhi and Islamabad on the terms of the consular access to the retired Indian navy officer.

    13:18 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Meeting between Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and Kulbhushan Jadhav begins

    ANI reported that the meeting between India's Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gaurav Ahluwalia and Kulbhushan Jadhav begins.

    13:06 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Venue of meeting between Indian diplomat and Kulbhushan not known

    The Express Tribune report did not identify the Indian diplomat who met Kulbhushan Jadhav. The venue of the meeting is not immediately known. In New Delhi, official sources told PTI that Charge d' Affaires at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad Gaurav Ahluwalia will meet Jadhav.

    13:05 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    About ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

    In its verdict, the International Court of Justice had asked Pakistan to stay the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav and allow consular access to the Indian national.

    12:36 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Senior Indian diplomat meets Kulbhushan Jadhav

    Citing Pakistan's media, news agency PTI reported that s senior Indian diplomat in Islamabad met Kulbhushan Jadhav after Pakistan grants consular access.

    12:32 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    India repeatedly asked Pakistan for consular access in line with Vienna Convention

    Pakistan had refused to allow Indian officials to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav ever since his arrest in March 2016 for alleged espionage. India repeatedly asked Pakistan to allow consular access to its citizen in line with Vienna Convention. However, Pakistan didn't allow consular access and awarded him capital punishment, forcing India to move the ICJ.

    12:17 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access: India had declined Pak's offer earlier

    India had declined the earlier offer of consular access by Pakistan to Kulbhushan Jadhav as Islamabad had set some conditions, like insisting that it will have its own person present during the meeting between Indian officials and Jadhav.

    12:02 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Gaurav Ahluwalia meets Pakistan FO spokesperson Mohammad Faisal

    ANI said that the meeting between Gaurav Ahluwalia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs's (MoFA) spokesperson Mohammad Faisal begins at the Foreign Ministry. The meeting comes as a part of India's decision to accept Pakistan's offer of consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

    11:51 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia at Foreign Ministry

    News agency ANI reported that India's Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gaurav Ahluwalia has reached Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav. Earlier this morning, India accepted Pakistan's offer of consular access to Jadhav. The offer from Pakistan comes after a month of the ICJ verdict.

    11:45 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by Pak's military court

    Kulbhushan Jadhav, 49, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" in April 2017 without free and fair trial. India then moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ), seeking a stay on his death sentence and further remedies.

    11:39 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Hope meeting is free, fair and meaningful: India tells Pakistan

    India has expressed hope that Pakistan will ensure right atmosphere so that the meeting between its official and Kulbhushan Jadhab is free, fair, meaningful and effective in keeping with the letter and spirit of the ICJ orders.

    11:31 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    Top official to meet Jadhav today

    Charge d' Affaires at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad Gaurav Ahluwalia is likely to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav on Monday.

    11:30 (IST)02 Sep 2019
    India accepts Pakistan offer of consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

    India has accepted the consular access given by Pakistan to death-row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav, a PTI report said on Monday morning. Pakistan had on Sunday evening said that it would grant consular access to Jadhav on Monday in line with the judgement in his case by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

    Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access Pakistan allows consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav.According to Pakistan's claim, Kulbhushan Jadhav had been arrested in Pakistan’s restive province of Balochistan in 2016. Islamabad accused him of terrorism, spying, and fomenting trouble in Balochistan. A military court in 2017 awarded death sentence to Jadhav without free and fair trial. On July 17, 2019, the Hague-based International Court of Justice stayed Jadhav's execution and ordered Pakistan to allow consular access to the Indian national.
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